Social and Emotional Development in Late Adulthood

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CEUs: $25.00
No CEUs: $15.00
1.0 CEUs available for:

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)



In contrast with typical age-related declines in physical and cognitive functioning, older adults tend to maintain or improve functioning in the social and emotional domain. Theories of motivation suggest that time-left-to-live is a powerful influence on older adults’ goals in social situations. Care workers can align initiatives to the unique strengths of older adults in the social and emotional domain, thereby improving the lives and relationships of this population.


  • Understand major theories of emotion and aging

  • Communicate thoughts and questions about social and emotional development in late adulthood

  • Apply research on social and emotional aging using a strength-based approach in care settings

About the Speaker:  Jennifer T Stanley, Ph.D

Dr. Jennifer Tehan Stanley has been a faculty member in the Psychology Department at the University of Akron since 2012. Dr. Stanley grew up in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida and earned her Bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida in Sarasota. She then earned her M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) in Experimental Psychology with a focus in Cognitive Aging from Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Stanley then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University in Boston and later at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Dr. Stanley is now an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Akron where she directs the Emotions and Aging Lab and co-directs the Adult Development and Aging doctoral program. She has published 25 articles and book chapters on topics related to aging, emotions, and social judgments.  



Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be canceled.  If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time and find a seat.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.