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Wisdom and Other Good News Stories About Aging: Lifelong Learning Seminar

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Hounsfield Heights Briar Hill Community Association Meeting Roomn

1922 14 Ave NW

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1M5

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This seminar style course was designed with adult/retired lifelong learners in mind and is open to adults of all ages.

The part of Psychology that looks at human individual differences (Intelligence, cognitive functioning etc.) can rightly be accused of taking a rather negative view of the aging process. As we age, according to research in those areas we slow down physically and cognitively and so may not seem as “with it” when compared to younger folks. We will start by looking at what Psychology has had to say in this area and, do not despair, we will talk about more recent work that indicates that in fact when we control for illness and related issues we actually continue to learn, grow and develop (and get smarter!) throughout our entire lives. We will look at concepts like Wisdom which are understood as positive qualities or capacities that ONLY develop with LOTS of life experience (and so are possessed by old people and NOT by young people).

January 23, 2018 (2:30pm): Getting Started – Individual Difference Psychology (IQ) and Aging “Bad News”

January 30, 2018 (2:30pm): What is Wisdom, Who Has It and How Did They Get It?

February 6, 2018 (2:30pm): Ageing and the Big Developmental Picture

February 13, 2018 (2:30pm): Aging Strategies – Cognitive Work-Outs – What does Data say?

Our meetings will be run in a seminar format with all particpants welcome to contribute to, or to listen to what Mike has to say from the point of view of past and current Psychological research in Lifespan Development. Suggestions for further readings or for things you can try out an apply to your own life will also be provided.


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