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PSY120—CAROL DONNELLY LECTURE 7, September 14, 2006 DEVELOPMENT (cont’d) MID LIFE Generativity vs Stagnation Marital Satisfaction Empty Nest Midlife Crisis? Menopause, Male Menopause?? Integrity vs. Despair The happiest old people are: Health, spiritual, friends, married INTELLIGENCE 2 Types Crystallized Intelligence Increases with age Fluid Intelligence – Decreases with age Recogntion: Recall: **Staying active promotes better mental functioning ex: rats in stimulating environment had more brain connections than those that did not) Death a. Kubler-Ross’s 5 Stages i. Denial of the terminal condition ii. Anger and resentment (why me?) iii. Bargaining with God (or physicians) for more time iv. Depression stemming from the impending loss of everything and everyone v. Peaceful acceptance of one’s fate vi. Not everyone gets to the last stage PERSONALITY Barnum Effect =
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Bio-Psycho-Social Model Bio – Biology 1. Brain abnormalities 2. Chemical imbalances
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