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Topic 7 Early Adulthood
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General info 20 and 40 years old people are on their own
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Physical Development peak strength and energy excellent physical and sensory abilities   fully develop
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Physical Development hearing loss at the end of period leading cause of death ~ accidents ~ homicide ~ suicide
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Physical Development   Influences on health ~ balanced diet ~ 7-8 hours sleep ~ life styles – smoking, drinking,  substance use and abuse ~ income, education, ethnicity ~ gender
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Physical Development   women are expected live longer  because ~ genetic protection - X chromosome ~ menstruation ~ child rearing ~ see doctors during pregnancy and for  gynecological tests
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Sexual and reproductive issues PMS  premenstrual syndrome physical discomfort and emotional tension 1 – 2 weeks before a menstrual period symptoms - fatigue, food cravings,  headaches, swelling, tenderness breasts affects women over thirty years old 
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Sexual and reproductive issues Period pain cramp abdomen dysmenorrhea affects female adolescents and women  below thirty years old 
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Sexual and reproductive issues STDs can be spread through ~ contact ~ infection  ~ blood transfusions 
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Sexual and reproductive issues Infertility    inability to conceive a baby after 12  months trying  Causes of infertility ~ low sperm count ~ blockage of the fallopian tubes ~ abnormal ovum ~ no ovum
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Sexual and reproductive issues Effects of infertility   ~ frustration ~ empty ~ worthless ~ depressed
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Sexual and reproductive issues treatments for infertility   ~ fertility pills ~ surgery ~ hormones
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Sexual and reproductive issues effects of treatments for infertility   ~ multiple babies ~ premature babies ~ chromosomal abnormalities
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Cognitive Development see all knowledge and values as  relative sensitive to other cultures make own judgement choose own beliefs and values
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Cognitive Development Postformal thought ~ ability to shift between reasoning and  practical considerations ~ awareness that problems can have  multiple causes and solutions ~ pragmatism in choosing solutions ~ awareness of paradox
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Cognitive Development Stages of age-related cognitive  development   proposed by Schaie acquisitive  ~ children and adolescents learn for own  sake
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Cognitive Development Stages of age-related cognitive  development   achieving    ~ use knowledge for family, career responsible   ~ solve practical problems executive   ~ responsible for society
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Cognitive Development Stages of age-related cognitive  development   reorganizational    ~ non-work-related activities reintegrative   ~ more selective legacy-creating   ~ distribute possession
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2010 for the course FOSEE CVL1040 taught by Professor None during the Spring '09 term at Multimedia University, Cyberjaya.

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