Geezer Psychology: Explorations in Positive Aging

Course Dates: 
Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dale Wachowiak
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

The course will look at the psychology of aging well. Presentations will examine the characteristics and correlates of healthy and happy seniors. We will discuss how our lifestyle choices during retirement can enhance our psychological health, happiness and resilience. Film clips and biographies will be used to exemplify positive aging and enhance our understanding of the keys to aging gracefully.

Dale Wachowiak (, PhD, is a retired counseling psychologist and professor of psychology. After a teaching/counseling career at UNC Charlotte and UNC Asheville, he has taught courses related to positive psychology in the College for Seniors.