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Addiction and Neural Ageing
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This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, ...

This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance -"addiction' and"neural ageing'. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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The Open University
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The Open University
Aging: Bench to Bedside
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This collection focuses on a rapidly evolving field in which the study ...

This collection focuses on a rapidly evolving field in which the study of both species-specific and ubiquitous aging mechanisms informs the biological process of aging. Yet the field is not without substantial controversy, differing views arise as we come to understand aging across model systems - from bacteria to humans.

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Biology
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Public Library of Science
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Biology and Life Sciences
The Biology of Aging: Age-Related Diseases and Interventions, Fall 2011
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Aging involves an intrinsic and progressive decline in function that eventually will ...

Aging involves an intrinsic and progressive decline in function that eventually will affect us all. While everyone is familiar with aging, many basic questions about aging are mysterious. Why are older people more likely to experience diseases like cancer, stroke, and neurodegenerative disorders? What changes happen at the molecular and cellular levels to cause the changes that we associate with old age? Is aging itself a disease, and can we successfully intervene in the aging process?This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Bell, Eric L.
Lamming, Dudley W.
Creativity & Aging Through the Lens of Film
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The objectives of this kit are to improve student perceptions of older ...

The objectives of this kit are to improve student perceptions of older adults in terms of creativity, flexibility and competence, and to broaden their understanding of what constitutes "creative" expression. Both documentary and feature films were used in order to explore the differences in intent between these different media, as well as the issues of time period, race, gender, culture and nationality.

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Arts and Humanities
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Ithaca College
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Project Look Sharp
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Sox Sperry
Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition
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Highlighting major new developments in the field, this updated edition of Discovering ...

Highlighting major new developments in the field, this updated edition of Discovering Psychology offers high school and college students, and teachers of psychology at all levels, an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Stanford University professor and author Philip Zimbardo narrates as leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body. Based on extensive investigation and authoritative scholarship, this introductory course in psychology features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter. A video instructional series on introductory psychology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books.

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Early Childhood Development
Psychology
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Annenberg Learner
Growing Old in a New Age
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Learn about the impact of aging on both society and individuals as ...

Learn about the impact of aging on both society and individuals as 75 diverse elders relate their experiences. The four ways that age is measured Ń chronologically, biologically, psychologically, and socially Ń are the basis for discussing the quality of life in later years. The series examines common misconceptions about aging and provides a springboard for analyzing new roles for elders, intergenerational alliances, resource allocation, and artificial attempts to prolong life. These programs are particularly useful for students of psychology, gerontology, sociology, family studies, human development, and health sciences. A video instructional series on aging for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 13 one-hour video programs.

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Psychology
Sociology
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Annenberg Learner
Health Issues for Aging Populations
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Introduces the study of aging, its implications for individuals, families, and society, ...

Introduces the study of aging, its implications for individuals, families, and society, and the background for health policy related to older persons. Presents an overview on aging from different perspectives: demography, biology, epidemiology of diseases, physical and mental disorders, functional capacity and disability, health services, federal and state health policies, social aspects of aging, and ethical issues in the care of older individuals.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bruce Leff
Lynda Burton
Immortality
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This online article is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series ...

This online article is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Scenario: Immortality, part of the Genetics, Genomics, Genethics seminar, briefly covers: the age-old quest for eternal life and youth; the recent discovery of telomeres and telomerase; how this discovery could revolutionize the way we treat disease and aging; the ethical and ecological issues that could arise.

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Life Science
Biology
Genetics
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
Introduction to Sociology
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Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived ...

Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title and can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter

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Sociology
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
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Eric Strayer
Faye Jones
Gail Scaramuzzo
Jeff Bry
Nathan Keirns
Sally Vyain
Susan Cody-Rydezerski
Tommy Sadler
Introduction to Sociology
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Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived ...

Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title will be ready for review and pilot in March 2012. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter.

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Sociology
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University of Minnesota
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Open Textbook Library
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Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Heather Griffiths, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a ...

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, which are supported by a wealth of engaging learning materials. The textbook presents detailed section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition retains the book’s conceptual organization, aligning to most courses, and has been significantly updated to reflect the latest research and provide examples most relevant to today’s students. In order to help instructors transition to the revised version, the 2e changes are described within the preface.

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Social Science
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Full Course
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Rice University
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OpenStax College
Lifespan Psychology (PSYC 200)
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Growth and development through the life span including physical, social, cognitive and ...

Growth and development through the life span including physical, social, cognitive and neurological development. Topics covered included daycare, education, disabilities, parenting, types of families, gender identity and roles, career decisions, illnesses and treatments, aging, retirement, generativity, and dying.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Psychology
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Open Course Library
Managing Long-Term Care Services for Aging Populations
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This course will consider long-term service delivery programs designed to meet the ...

This course will consider long-term service delivery programs designed to meet the special needs of seniors. It will review care and service systems from the unique perspective of an aging population, including the physiological and psychological changes common among seniors.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Willging, Paul
Molecular Structure of Retinoic acid
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Retinoic acid is a yellow to light-orange crystalline powder, that is insoluble ...

Retinoic acid is a yellow to light-orange crystalline powder, that is insoluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. Retinoic acid is a natural metabolite of vitamin A which participates in many of the known functions of vitamin A and may be the active agent in tetragenesis (still under investigation). Retinoic acid is used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. It is also used in the treatment of certain skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis, diarier's disease and ichthyosis. Mild side-effects to the gel, primarily skin irritation, are common. Common side-effects associated with the oral formulation are: headache, dry skin, peeling skin, alopecia and high blood lipids. Retinoic acid is also very potent in promoting growth and controlling differentiation and maintenance of epithelial tissues in vitamin A deficient animals.

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Life Science
Chemistry
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Indiana University Molecular Structure Center
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Reciprocal Net: A Distributed Crystallography Network for Researchers, Students, and the General Public
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Common molecules
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Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurobiology of Aging, Spring 2003
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Lectures and discussions explore the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of brain ...

Lectures and discussions explore the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of brain aging processes in humans. Topics include: loss of memory and other cognitive abilitites in normal aging; neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Based on lectures, readings taken from the primary literature, and discussions. Students are expected to present topics based on their readings. One written mid-term test and one final examination.

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Biology
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Suzanne Corkin
Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurobiology of Aging, Spring 2005
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Lectures and discussions explore the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of brain ...

Lectures and discussions explore the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of brain aging processes in humans. Topics include: loss of memory and other cognitive abilitites in normal aging; neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Based on lectures, readings taken from the primary literature, and discussions. Students are expected to present topics based on their readings. One written mid-term test and one final examination. Alternate years.

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Biology
Psychology
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Corkin, Suzanne
Ingram, Vernon
Theories of Personality
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Personality psychology is the study of the development of personality, the effects ...

Personality psychology is the study of the development of personality, the effects of personality on important outcomes, and maladaptive personality characteristics. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Identify research methodologies involved in the science of personality psychology; Describe the purpose of comprehensive clinical theories in the field of personality psychology; Compare and contrast major classical theories of personality (i.e., humanism, psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, behaviorism, cognitive, and social-cognitive theories of personality); Describe the main concerns of trait theorists, the influential figures who helped develop this perspective, and the sequential development leading up to the current understanding of traits; Define the main components of the five-factor model of personality; Identify the theory, methodology, and main findings of the empirical journal articles assigned; Describe the important contributions of the biological/evolutionary perspective made to personality psychology; Describe the intrapersonal and interpersonal function of emotion as an expression of personality. (Psychology 405)

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Psychology
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The Saylor Foundation
What Experience Teaches: Anna Halprin
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SPARK follows dance legend Anna Halprin, who at 85 years old continues ...

SPARK follows dance legend Anna Halprin, who at 85 years old continues to perform and create dances within the Bay Area and beyond. This Educator Guide introduces students to modern, postmodern, and contemporary dance, as well as to different applications for dance outside the field.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
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KQED Education
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KQED Education Network