Nivå/kategori

Yrkesstudier

Undervisningsspråk

Engelska

Kurstyp

Obligatorisk

Rekommenderat studieår

1

Omfattning

5 sp

Kompetensmål

The main objective for the student is to get an insight into how psychological aspects of normal ageing is studied and be able to use this knowledge to promote psychological well-being for the elderly: Applied psychology and Social psychology.

Läranderesultat

At the end of the course the student is expected to: -have an insight into how ageing is studied within the disciplines psychology and social psychology and how you can apply this knowledge in your work within elderly service - demonstrate an understanding of normal ageing from a psychological point of view

Innehåll

-Psychological aspects of age prejudice and discrimination and how to challenge these prejudices -how ageing is studied from a psychological perspective - Ageing and specific psychological functions - Wisdom and creativity trends - Practical implications of research into mental functioning - Personality and adaptation in old age - Stress, crises - coping and adaptation - Ageing and mental health. Reminiscence.

Förkunskaper

Preferably basic studies in psychology

Litteratur

Atchley R. C. 2004. Social Forces and Ageing. An introduction to Social Gerontology. Belmont. Wadsworth Publishing Company. Chapter 5. ISBN 0-534-53694-8. Slater R. 1995. The Psychology of Growing Old, Looking Forward. Buckingham. Open University Press. ISBN 0-335-19318-8. Thompson N. 1995. Age and Dignity. Working with Older People. Aldershot: Arena. ISBN 1-85742- 251-1 Current research articles Research articles Further reference literature will be presented later

Studieaktiviteter

  • Föreläsningar - 45 timmar
  • Självstudier - 88 timmar

Arbetsbelastning

  • Kursens totala antal arbetstimmar: 133 timmar
  • Varav självstyrda studieformer: 88 timmar
  • Varav schemalagda studier: 45 timmar

Undervisningsform

Närundervisning

Examinationsformer

Tentamina

Lärare

Gustafs Christel

Examinator

Gustafs Christel

Antal kursplatser

Ingen begränsning

Kursens slutdatum

Slutdatum meddelas senare

Delprestation i kraft till

12 månader efter kursens slutdatum

Examinationsformer

Tentdatum meddelas senare - Tentamina

Kurs- och studieplansökning