Psych Of Aging Exam study guide

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Some changes in performance such as increased time to erection and ejaculation and  increase refractory period, are typical Chapter 4 Average and maximum longevity for humans Average longevity is the age at which half of the people born in a particular year will  have died. Active longevity is the time which people are independent. Dependent life  expectancy is the time during which people rely on others for daily life tasks Genetic and environmental factors that influence longevity Having long- or short-lived parents is a good predictor of your own longevity Living in a polluted environment can dramatically shorten longevity; being in a  committed relationship lengthens it. Key issues in defining health and illness Health is the absence of acute and chronic physical or mental disease and impairments.  Illness is the presence of a physical or mental disease or impairment.  How is the quality of life assessed? Quality of life is a multidimensional concept encompassing biological, psychological and  sociocultural domains at any point in the life cycle. Chapter 6 Primary aspects of the information-processing model This model assumes an active participant both quantitative and qualitative aspect of  performance, and processing of information through a series of systems Areas in which we observe differential age changes in attention and memory?
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Sensory memory is the first level of processing incoming information from the  environment. Sensory memory has a large capacity, but information only lasts there a  very short time What is processing speed? What age differences are found? Evidence shows that age-related slowing is specific to particular levels of processing  and specific tasks. Inhibition loss? When are age differences found? Older adults have more difficult filtering out or inhibiting irrelevant information than  younger adults do, but this may also have beneficial Working
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