aging memory psych

aging memory psych - S tage theory E uropean centered and...

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European centered and male centered theory Tends to place too much emphasis on individualism The limbic system in the older brain doesn’t care about the future it does know that pushing the man off is wrong The frontal lobes in the newer brain cares very much about the future and can reason about relative value Erik Erikson Each life stage has its own psychosocial crises needing resolution A sate theory of social development Adolescence search for identity Stage theories Piaget’s cognitive development, Kohlberg’s moral development, Erikson’s social development Have dominated developmental theory more descriptive than explanatory tend to be ethnocentric help to guide thinking about the big picture Adulthood and aging True facts Life expectancy worldwide is 67, 75 in developed countries. Women live longer by 4 to 7 years around the world and so do right handed people Physical decline begins in early adulthood 25 we just become more aware of it. Sensory abilities do decline
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH101 taught by Professor John during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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