Psych 101 Module 11 - Psych 101 Module 11 Adulthood and...

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Psych 101 Module 11 Adulthood, and Reflections on Developmental Issues 08/11/2007 23:56:00 During early and middle adulthood physical fitness has more to do with the person  than with age. Menopause-  the time of natural cessation of menstruation; also refers to the  biological changes a woman experiences as her ability to reproduce declines. Older people are less likely to suffer from short-term ailments. Brains lose cells and mass in older people but physical exercise can help rebuild  brain cells. Alzheimer’s disease-   a progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized  by gradual deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and, finally, physical  functioning. Number of words recalled declines with age.
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Unformatted text preview: ♦ Cross-sectional study- a study in which people of different ages are compared with one another. ♦ Longitudinal study- research in which the same people are restudied over a long period. ♦ Crystallized intelligence- one’s accumulated knowledge and verbal skills; tend to increase with age. ♦ Fluid intelligence- one’s ability to reason speedily and abstractly; tends to decrease during late adulthood. ♦ Social clock- the culturally preferred timing of social events such as marriage, parenthood, and retirement. ♦ Intimacy (love) and generativity (work) ♦ Satisfaction with life does not change with age. 08/11/2007 23:56:00 ♦ 08/11/2007 23:56:00 ♦...
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