Attitudes and Beliefs about Sexuality in Later Life:
Widespread stereotypes, misconceptions, and jokes about old age and sexuality can
powerfully and negatively affect older peoples sexual experience.
These attitudes and beliefs may come from misinforma
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS): the most widely used
measure of adult intelligence.
Classic Aging Pattern: a consistent pattern of scores on 2 components of
Crystallized Intelligence: the knowledge and abilities that the individ
Gerontology Chapter 6 Key Terms
Personality and Mental Health in Old Age
Anxiety Disorder: functional psychological disorder often triggered by external stress;
accompanied by physiological reactivity such as increased heart rate and sleep disorders