Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development - Cognitive Development: what happens...

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Cognitive Development: what happens in adulthood Variability among older individuals, daily life skills, driving How long can people live: Men 73, Women 80 WHY? Increased health care Lower infant mortality Sensation and Perception: Vision: -Accommodation: ability to focus image on retina -color sensitivity: ability to discriminate colors - dark adaptation: adjusting in sudden changes in illumination -visual acuity: ability to identify stationary and moving objects **made possible though cones- middle point: fovea, it declines as we get older Driving: accommodation: seeing signs Voting Ballot: ability to line up election cards to vote. Hearing: pitch and tone sensitivity Presbycusis: older adults comprehending speech with high pitch voices Cognition: info processing, transferring info, retrieval, higher level tasks -Pathological aging: caused by diseases. -Normal aging: across life span, significant and measurable changes in a variety psychological functions.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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