Art and Music Intervention in Care Facilities
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Psychology of Aging
Aging is an inevitable process that every human being has to endure. As aging
occurs there are many mental, physical, emotional, and social disadvant
Exam 3 Study Guide
As always, you should review all your notes and read each chapter thoroughly. The following questions are a few
areas to focus on.
What is Cognition?
Thinking (cognition) - mental activity for processing information
Some psychologists at the time disliked psychodynamic and behaviorist
explanations of personality. They felt that these theories ignored the qualities
that make humans unique among animals, such as striving for selfdetermination and se
March 17, 2014
A Brief History of Love
Different cultures have held very different views of love:
Cultural Value: Is love desirable or undesirable?
Sexuality: Should love be sexual or nonsexual?
Sexual Orientation: Should love involve same-sex
Scientific study of how a person is
influenced by others
I. Social influence
II. Social cognition
III. Social interaction
I. Social Influence- controlling
Effects of real or imagined others
Dreams, Hypnosis, and Drugs
Consciousness - awareness of mental
processes and subjective experience of the
Functions of consciousness:
Multitasking, filtering (cocktail party
Levels of con
Psychology of Aging
Aging Interview with Ott
Growing old is inevitable and is unfortunately going to happen to all of us whether we
like it or not. Through this journey every one leads a different life resulting in different physical
abilities and outlook
Make up assignment
Can we live forever?
1. Which biological theory of aging and longevity (or theories) were best represented in the
film? Based on what we learned in class, what are the limitations of the theory (or
theories) presented? For example
Longevity calculator result
Your calculated age is: 85
You could live to 99.
How to add years to your life:
By living near caring family you could add half a year to your life
You noted that you don't manage your stress as well
Still doing it
1. Do you see anything that you didnt realize/know about the elderly regarding sexuality?
(Anything new, shocking, surprising, interesting, valuable info, gross, disgusting, etc.)
There are a lot of things I didn
four goals of psy: description-what?, explanation-why?, prediction-will it
happen again?, control-how can it be changed?
gestalt the whole is greater than the sum of its part
freud-doctor specializing in nervous system disorders ->psychoanalysis