psy210CheckPointChanges from Adolescence Through Adulthood WEEK 6

Psy210CheckPointChanges from Adolescence Through Adulthood WEEK 6

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Axia College Material Appendix F For each of three developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and social/personality, identify two major changes or challenges associated with that developmental stage (adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood). Stage of Development Physical Development Cognitive Development Social/Personality Development Adolescence 1. Growth spurt in height and weight of muscle mass. 2. In boys, there is a deepening of the voice. 1. Formal operational thinking develops. 2. The adolescent develops egocentrism in the forms of personal fable and imaginary audience. 1. Adolescents start to desire more independence and freedom from their parents. 2. Experimentation of risky behaviors becomes common. Young Adulthood 1. The peak of sensory sharpness is reached. 2. The peak of physical strength is reached. 1. Memory function is at its peak. 2 . Mental flexibility
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Unformatted text preview: reaches its peak. 1. Establishment of oneself as an independent member of society happens. 2. Thoughts of individuation appear. Middle Adulthood 1. Gradual declining of reproductive functionality appears. 2. Menopause happens for women. 1. Memory function starts to decline. 2. Intelligence is more characterized as being crystallized at this point. 1. Many experience midlife crisis. 2. Many experience middlescence. Late Adulthood 1. Changes in the elasticity of the skin become apparent. 1. In some Alzheimer s disease appears. 1. This is the stage in development where a person often retires from the 2. Bone density declines. 2. Memory is stereotypically considered to be at its weakest. work force. 2. The emergence of the stage of the ego called integrity vs. despair ....
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Psy210CheckPointChanges from Adolescence Through Adulthood WEEK 6

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