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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Corporate College Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Adult Development and Learning (PSY 208)

28 hours (7 weeks).
Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and other approved locations throughout the United States.

November 2010 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate current research findings in the field of adult development in order to better understand the components of aging effectively; determine the influence that gender, culture, ethnicity, race, and socioeconomics have on successful aging; assess brain research and its implications for lifelong learning and aging; structure a process for conducting interviews and use the information in a research project; and relate information from the course to one's own life and how the aging process is playing out.

This course focuses on the study of how adults develop throughout a lifetime. The purpose is to build a solid foundation upon which to live out vastly changing lives as individuals, workers, and caregivers within the context of adult development theory. One of the major goals of the course is to capture the dynamic process of adult development from young adulthood to the end of life using textbooks and research findings to examine and discuss large-scale projects and major theories of adult development. Major topics are: influences of gender, culture, ethnicity, race, and socioeconomics on the process of successful aging, particularly as applied to continued and mid-life learning; facts on aging; social roles; stress, coping, and resilience; physical changes that occur in the body and mind from middle age onward; mortality rates and diseases; cognitive abilities; work satisfaction and aging; and the pros and cons of retirement.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Adult Development and Learning (12/10) (12/15 revalidation) (7/22 revalidation). NOTE: The educational approach in this course is based on the principles of accelerated learning and adult learning theory. Based on this, and due to limited class size and the low student/teacher ratio, learning outcomes are achieved and content is covered in the allotted hours.