CDE 232 – Spring 2011
Exam 3 Study Guide
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The exam will have 50 questions based on your assigned readings in the Santrock textbook (Ch 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, and 19) and the associated Lectures. Each question will be worth 2 points, for a total possible of
100 points for this exam.
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Know/understand the following:
Early Adulthood – Physical Development (Chapter 13 and Lecture)
Emerging Adulthood –
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
18-25= Emerging Adulthood
"Having left the dependency of childhood and adolescence, and having not yet entered the
enduring responsibilities that are normative in adulthood, emerging adults often explore a
variety of possible life directions in love, work, and worldviews"
Growth, Strength, and Health
Ages and Stages -
for children, physical maturation correlates with chronological age and
developmental stage, the play years and the school years also have biological markers, in
adulthood chronological age is an imperfect guide to development
Social roles vary, a group of 40-year-olds might include those married, divorced, expecting
children or who are grandparents. developmentalists, however, still cluster adults into
chronological groups and report differences, age is not definitive within one community, cohort,
Changes in bodies
muscles grow and shape changes in ways that differ by sex
males gain more arm muscle and females gain more hip fat
physical strength for both sexes increases in the 20s
the body system (digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and sexual-reproductive system),
functions optimally at the beginning of adulthood
serious diseases are not yet apparent, some childhood ailments are outgrown
Bodies Designed for Health
the process of aging, whereby the body becomes less strong and efficient
begins as soon as full growth is reached
But is typically not recognized until middle adulthood because of homeostasis and
Bodies in Balance
the adjustment of the body’s systems to keep physiological functions in a state of
as the body ages, it takes longer for these homeostatic adjustments to occur, so it
becomes harder for older bodies to adapt to stress