HDFS/GERON 377 - Study Guide Exam 1 7 Personality Coping...

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1. The Field of Gerontology a. What is gerontology b. Defining old age (different was to define it) c. lifecourse transitions and events d. Cross sectional vs. longitudinal research 2. Demography and Diversity a. Population trends in the United States b. lifespan vs. longevity c. Elderly dependency ratio d. What influences population aging? e. Gender differences in longevity f. Demographic transitions g. Consequences of an aging population 3. Longevity and Social Aging a. Social theories of aging b. Predictors of longevity 4. Physical Aging a. Factors that affect lifespan b. Biological theories of aging c. Causes of death for those 65+ d, Age-related changes to skin, hair, nails e. Age-related sensory changes f. Indicators of nutritional risk/consequences g. Older adult strength 5. Mental Health a. Positive Mental health b. Mental health in later years c. Co-morbidity d. Grief vs. depression e. Social support f. Substance use and abuse 6. Subjective Well-being a. Indicators of subjective well-being b. life satisfaction c. Measuring subjective well-being d. Successful aging e. Loneliness f. Social support HDFS/GERON 377
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Unformatted text preview: Study Guide- Exam 1 7. Personality, Coping, and Resilience a. Review of personality b. What is coping? c. Coping Styles d. Emotion and aging e. Self-concept vs. self-esteem f. Sourcesof stress g. Adapting to and coping with stress 8. Caregiving a. Formal and informal caregiving b. Spousal and intergenerational caregiving c. Gender differences d. "Costs" of caregiving e. Caregiver burnout f. Positive aspects of caregiving 9. Cognition and Aging a. What is cognition? b. How do we measure cognition and adult intelligence? c. What are common patterns for performance over time? d. What factors might influence cognitive ability in older adults? e. What is normal vs pathological cognitive aging. 25 questions true false/multiple choice @ 2 points each. Test Format: 3 questions short answer (3-5 sentences) @10 points each 1 long answer/essay (suggested - 2 paragraphs) @ 20 points each....
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