Objectives of the course: Students will be informed about the areas of current and future demand created by an increasing number of aging individuals. The interplay of personality and normal psychological changes due to aging will be investigated. Psychological problems that may occur in old age, as well as appropriate therapeutic interventions, will be examined from the biopsychosocial perspective. Learning outcomes: After completion of the course, students should be able to distinguish among stereotypes, prejudices, and biases and the reality concerning aging. This course will also develop sensitivity to the issues relating to death and dying, to psychosocial needs and quality of care in old age. Key topics: The typical course of aging; research methodology; aging in social and cultural context; attitudes towards death; health and retirement issues; emotional changes and coping; quality of life in the elderly; principles of successful aging; psychological interventions. E. mokymosi ištekliaus kalba: anglų