PSYC 391: Exploring Aging through Film (CRN: 13844)
Instructors: Denise Cloutier, PhD, Department of Geography, Karen
Kobayashi, PhD, Department of Sociology, Holly Tuokko, PhD,
Department of Psychology
Tuesdays, September 13 to November 29, 2016 (12 sessions, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Through film screenings, readings and group discussions, we will explore these central questions: How is the journey through later life depicted in modern films? What are the implications of these depictions for modern society? How do these portrayals relate to the scientific data available on aging and development? Do these films reflect what we have learned and are learning about the aging process from those who have embarked on this later life journey? Do they ring true to our own experiences? We will watch four feature.