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Describe fluid and crystallized intelligence, with respect to the cognitive functioning of adults as they age. Describe how professionals can use this information to support positive adjustment for aging adults. Just like every phase in one’s life, there is developmental changes that continue to occur into late adulthood. The way in which an individual copes with these changes during late adulthood has a lot to do with how healthy the person is (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Two concepts that play a large role during development is the theory of fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence, each its own distinct kind of intelligence (Cherry, 2018). Fluid intelligence is the ability to reason, use common knowledge, and solve problems in any type of unique situation, using logic, patterns, and abstract thinking. This is commonly found when dealing with things like math problems or puzzles. Because fluid intelligence is rooted physiologically, it can start to decline just as other abilities start to decline with age. Fluid intelligence decreases as one gets older, and this decline starts to move faster after one goes through adolescence. Fluid intelligence is used when an individual is learning new things.

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