The next talk in the School of Psychology Seminar Series will be held this Friday the 27th of May at 3pm, room 302 of the McElwain Building. Our very own Nancy Pachana will present her views on introducing a life-span perspective to the teaching of psychology.
Dr Nancy Pachana
University of Queensland
Ageing: Too cool for school? (I think not...)
In psychology, interest among students in ageing issues, and interest among professionals
in ageing as a focus of research and practice, is increasing. Yet many undergraduate students
(and even some postgraduate students) receive little exposure to research and theories
regarding ageing. This talk aims to convey a sense of how ageing can be integrated into
psychology courses, offering suggestions as to how such material can be incorporated and
what areas within the ageing literature might be highlighted. Possibilities regarding introducing
ageing via other media (i.e. film) as well as interesting possibilities for assignments, will
be discussed. Although undergraduate offerings in psychology will be highlighted,
lecturers at all levels will find interesting ideas concerning introducing ageing into a
wide range of courses in the discipline.