Lecture%201%20Understanding%20the%20Field

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/10/11 Introduction to Adult Development and  Aging Kyle S. Page, M.S.
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2/10/11 Course Importance Many of the topics covered in human development actually deal with child development While it is important to study this vital time period, development does not stop after adolescence The same domains covered in human development can also be understood across the human lifespan
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2/10/11 By the Numbers ~ 16,823,560 adults over the age of 65 in the US ~ 13% of the population and INCREASING A major proportion in the coming decades as the baby boomer population reaches “retirement” age Life expectancy ~ 77.9 and INCREASING 80.4 for women and 75.4 for men (at birth in 2007)
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2/10/11 Developmental Considerations
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2/10/11 Class Questions 1) How old are you? 2) How old do you feel? 3) How old do you look?
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2/10/11 Class Question A person is old when……
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2/10/11 How old……? Montepare & Lachman (1989) surveyed 188 men and women with the “how old” questions. In general, the authors found: The younger participants (in their teens) tended to view their “subjective self” as older The early adulthood participants tended to view their “subjective self” as most consistent with the “actual self” The middle-aged and older participants tended to view
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2/10/11 Development and Aging Development is multidimensional Sensory-Perceptual Biophysiological Cognitive and Intellectual Personal and Interpersonal Cultural and Environmental
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2/10/11 Development and Aging Development is a complex process! Continuous Dynamic Holistic Pluralistic Multidirectional Universal
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2/10/11 Chronological Age
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2/10/11 Universal Aging? The process of aging may be universal, but it can still be described as individualistic – a result of many factors Age-normative influences Related to chronological age (bio and cultural) History-normative influences Related to events affecting everyone in that society
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2/10/11 Influences on your Development Age- normative History- normative Non- normative
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