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Unformatted text preview: o 3. Development can take many different directions At all periods we experience growth o 4. Development is multiply influences in a biopsychosocial framework 3 factors interact: • Biological factors • Psychological factors • Sociocultural factors A good example is over 100 years old o Centenarians: Life over 100 Assumption has been one of poor health and mental decline Research by Perls (1995) shows that those in 90’s and older: • Have lower rates of Alzheimers than younger population • Have lower rates of chronic disease than expected • More likely to die of short-term, acute illness • Are socially active o Biological factors Selective survival o Psychological factors More attentive to nutrition, not smoking, exercise More resilient to stress Cope well with grief o Social factors Work into their 90’s Keep full social life...
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 230 taught by Professor Phillips during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.
- Spring '08