Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Middle Adulthood: Physical...

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Chapter 15 Middle Adulthood: Physical Development Middle adulthood extends from ages 40 to 60. People become aware of the gradual physical changes in their bodies. Vision and hearing are not as good; they can’t jump as high or run as far as they could in early adulthood. Physical appearance changes. Men get beer bellies and women get a thicker appearance through the waist. Hair turns gray and most men experience a receding hair line. Physical appearance plays a big part into how we see ourselves and how others see and treat us. Women are especially pressured to remain youthful looking. We have a double standard in appearance. Older women tend to be viewed in unflattering terms; aging men are seen as being more mature and therefore more desirable. Height, Weight. At around 55 people begin a “settling” process. Women will average a 2- inch decline and men a 1-inch decline over the rest of their lives. Women are more prone to a decline in height than are men because of their greater risk of osteoporosis. In middle age couples enjoy a newfound sexual enjoyment and freedom. Once the kids leave the house Middle Ages couples may have more time to
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PSYC 1113-194 taught by Professor Krenawhite during the Winter '09 term at Tulsa Community College.

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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Middle Adulthood: Physical...

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