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Adult development and aging

This course covers the basics of adult development and the psychology of aging, and how these can been seen in the intersection between biological, cognitive and social development in adults.

This course is a good choice if you want to widen and deepen the knowledge of developmental psychology that you learned on Psychology I (or equivalent). It is also suitable for guest and exchange students who need to set up their own education plan.

The course is optional within the Psychology II - course package, which is the second semester of studying psychology as a bachelor subject. It is also included as an optional course on the fifth semester of the Bachelor's Programme in Personnel, Work and Organization, 180 credits.

You will need Psychology I, 30 credits, with a minimum of 22,5 credits completed, or equivalent, to be eligible.

This course is primarily taught in English but you will find more information on the Swedish version of this page.

  • Course structure

    As a registered student on this course you will find detailed course information and communication in the learning platform Athena. Login with your university account.

    This course will be given in the second quarter of the semester, full-time studies.

    Course syllabus: Adult development and aging, 7,5 credits (224 Kb) . Spring 2022.

    Teaching format

    Please refer to the course syllabus.


    The course is assessed by an individual written examination.

    For details, please refer to the course syllabus.


    Course leaders: Eric Pakulak,, och Hui-Xin Wang,

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    A complete list of course readings is found in the course syllabus.

    The list is subject to change until two months prior to the start of the course. In case the new course syllabus is missing above by then, please check with the course leader before you buy any expensive books etc.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Registered students should primarily use Athena for teacher communication.

    To contact the Student office or a Student Councellor, see below.

    More contacts in Education

    Student office - Bachelor's level
    Study councellor - Bachelor's level