Our guest writer today is a senior in psychology, Sydnie Weiler. This post details some of the things she learned about while taking Gender Issues in Later Life (PSY 354/GER 320) during the spring semester. There are many topics surrounding gender in today’s world, and everyone has something they need to say about it. Through classroom education, social media, and even our … [Read more...] about Gender and Aging: Why Should We Care?
This post was written by Joseph R. Holtmann, a senior majoring in psychology. This post describes his service learning experience while taking Aging and Identity through Literature and Film (PSY 309) this semester. Her name is Lucille. If you haven’t been around old people much outside your own family it may be difficult to relate. It can be fun, challenging, and at times … [Read more...] about Her Name is Lucille
Students currently enrolled in Gender Issues in Later Life (GER320/PSY354) worked in groups to create and present educational materials on topics relevant to gender in older adulthood at the Fearless Aging Expo hosted by Senior Foundation of the Ozarks last Saturday, May 6th from 9am-2pm. Student topics included: depression, domestic violence, heart disease, online dating, … [Read more...] about Service Learning at the Fearless Aging Expo!
Welcome to This Old Blog! The Gerontology Program at Missouri State University will use this blog as an avenue to communicate information to current students, alumni, Community Partners, and the greater Springfield community. Our goal is for this blog to be a compliment to our newly established Facebook page, while also allowing us to go in depth with information about … [Read more...] about Welcome to This Old Blog