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Paper 5.1: Psychology of Adulthood and Ageing

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction

Concept of adulthood and ageing: characteristics and developmental tasks

Biological approaches: genetic and physiological; Psychological approaches: Erickson

Social approaches: roles in adulthood and ageing, activity disengagement

Indian theory of Ashramas

Role of mental and physical exercises in preventing ageing

15

 

5

5

5

 

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Changes and Concerns in Adulthood

Physical and cognitive changes

Personality and social changes

Concerns: working life – career, marriage, family and parenting, Midlife crisis

Indian Family System

Parenting styles

13

4

4

5

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Concerns of ageing

Pre-retirement planning, grand parenting, living arrangement

Coping with bereavement, death and loneliness

Positive ageing: positive mental health in adulthood and ageing – factors, longevity, and successfulageing

Senile-Dementia

Case study of elderly old

12

4

4

4

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Bee, H. and Bjorklund, B.R. (2003). Journey of Adulthood. Prentice Hall.
  2. Hofer, S.M. and Alwin, D.E. (2008). Handbook of Cognitive Ageing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Sage.

 

Reference Books:

  1. Sokolovsky. (2009).The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives. Praeger.
  2. B. Palmore, F. Whittington, S. Kunkel. (2009).The International Handbook on Aging: Current Research and Developments.(3rd Ed.). Praeger
  3. Arking. (2006). The Biology of Aging: Observations and Principles.Oxford University Press.
  4. B. Manuck, R. Jennings; B. S. Rabin; A. Baum. (2000). Behavior, Health, and Aging.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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