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Unformatted text preview: Early Adulthood Physical Development Eating and Weight 1. Obesity 2. Dieting 3. Regular exercise 4. Substance abuse: alcohol, smoking, Addiction Sexuality 1. Sexual Orientation 2. Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs)--Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, HPV, AIDS Strategies for protection Know you and you partners risk status Obtain medical examinations Have protected sex DONT have sex with multiple partners Rape and sexual harassment Cognitive Development Post-formal thought Realistic and Pragmatic thinking Reflective and Relativistic thinking => Knowledge is relative and nonabsolute Accept contradiction as a basic aspect of reality Synthesize contradictions into coherent wholes => Accept conflict , ambiguities, change Flow : Optimal Psychological Experience A heightened state of pleasure when engaging in mental and physical challenges that absorb us....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PSY 235 taught by Professor Pak during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.
- Spring '08
- Developmental Psychology