- The use of language involves a wide range of cognitive functions including
comprehension, memory, and decision making.
- The majority of researchers believe that the average healthy older adult does not
suffer significant losses in th
Chapter 10: Work, Retirement and Leisure Patterns
Provides primary focus of life from 20s onwards
Defines ones identity (status, prestige, title, security)
Work Patterns in Adulthood:
Labor Force: population over 16 years-old living outside of in
Ch.14 Successful Aging
Successful Aging (involves the additional quality of life enhancing the healthy spirit and sense
of joy seen in older adults who seem to transcend whatever physical limitations they encounter.
The point is not only to survive but al
Psychomotor speed: the amount of time it takes to process a signal, prepare a response, and then execute
- Researchers believe that psychomotor speed reflects the integrity of the central nervous system
- Reaction time for young adults is lo