May 17, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 3540 - Cognitive Aging

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): PSY 1001; and 3 hours upper-division psychology coursework; or permission of instructor

Description: This course will cover theoretical and empirical explorations of the effect of aging on cognition. The course will cover the impact of normal aging on individual's ability to remember and use knowledge. Topics will include the impact of aging on working memory, attention, executive functioning, long-term memory, reasoning, decision making, and dementia.  The course will also cover research investigating whether and how functional cognitive capacity can be maintained as individuals age.

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