Adult Development Lecture 2 (Jan 16) - Issues in Studying Adult Development and Aging Chart Biological Psychological Sociological Lifecycle forces

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Issues in Studying Adult Development and Aging 1/16/13 Chart: Biological, Psychological, Sociological ----- Lifecycle forces ----- Person Cohort: Group of people who share a common attribute Birth cohort: o Born in same year Generational Cohort: o People born in the same 15-20 year period o Share similar experiences, historical context Baby boom period Influences on Members of a Cohort: Normative influences o Age-graded o History-graded Non-normative life events o Unique experiences of individuals o Do not happen universally or predictably Ex: serious injury, job loss o Events thought to be non-normative Becoming increasingly normative Parental divorce, step parenting, job change Normative Age-graded influences o Correlated with chronological age Biological Puberty (12-14), menopause (40-50) Environmental High school graduation (17-18), retirement (65+) o Can be unique to culture Ex: 15 year old who is pregnant Normative History-graded influences o
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  • Spring '08
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  • Psychology, non-normative life events, Studying Adult Development and Aging, Normative Influences, Normative Age-graded, Normative History-graded

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