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STUDY GUIDE EXAM 3 HDFS 210 Chapter 7: Early Adulthood Module 7.1 – Early adulthood physical development 1. What are physical capabilities and health like in early adulthood? 2. What are the leading causes of mortality at this age? 3. What are major challenges to health and well-being at this age? Stress and Coping 4. Definitions a. What is stress? b. What characteristics of a stressor make it more likely of producing stress? 5. Physiological responses to stress a. What physiological changes in the body occur in response to stress? 6. What are the two types of appraisals of stressors and how do they differ? a. How do other characteristics (controllability, frequency, duration, meaningfulness, and concerns about self vs. others) affect how a stressor is appraised? 7. What are the different types of coping strategies related to stress? a. What types of coping resources are there and why are they important? b. What techniques have been shown to help reduce stress? Module 7.2 – Early adulthood cognitive development 1. What is “postformal thought?” 2. What are some of the different theories of intellectual development? a. Perry b. Schaie c. Labouvie-Vief 3. What is the role of education in the development of postformal thinking (as evidenced through Perry’s work)? 4. What is the difference between dualistic and relativistic thinking and how do they change over early adulthood? 5. What is Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence? 6. What are the differences between practical and emotional intelligence? a. What are they related to? 7. What are the demographics of higher education? a. How are the demographics of higher education changing? b. What are characteristics of nontraditional students? What challenges may they face? 8. What are threats to optimal performance in college for women / minorities? a. What is stereotype threat? Module 7.3 – Early adulthood social and personality development 1. What are the major tasks of early adulthood? 2. Erikson stage of intimacy vs. isolation 3. How do young adults form/maintain loving relationships? a. Passionate and companionate love b. Sternberg’s Triangular Theory 4. What do marital trends telling us about the rate and timing of marriage in the U.S.? 5. What are the different theories of mate selection? 1
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a. What are the limitations of psychodynamic theories? b. What is homogamy? c. What are the different filters involved in developmental process theories? 6. What are the trajectories for passionate and companionate love across the course of a relationship? 7. Alternative living arrangements--cohabitation a. What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of cohabitation? b. What are the different types of cohabitation?
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