CHAPTER 4: Physical Changes
CHAPTER 5: Health and Prevention
Changes in the body that occur with age
Changes in Skin
Why does our skin wrinkle?
Epidermis (outer layer) becomes
thinner because of cell loss
Dermis (middle layer) con
Models of Development:
Nature and Nurture in Adulthood
Key concepts in the study of the lifespan
Life Span Perspective (LSP) views life from conception (&
childhood) through old age and death
Contextual influences include sex, race,
Traits as Building Blocks of Personality
You will be
How do you
same in the
some of your
Adult friendships involve:
Friendship styles (individual
differences in approaches to
Reciprocity (give and take)
Similarity (shared interests, styles)
Many people remain close to their
best friends throug
Basic Cognitive Functions:
Information Processing, Attention,
The way the mind works,
The Information Processing Model and Memory
Uses a c
Themes and Issues in
Adult Development and Aging
Too many people, when they get old, think
that they have to live by the calendar.
John Glenn at age 77
We organize the study of adult
development and aging using the
The Study of Adult Development and
Research often starts with a hunch about a phenomenon.
Example hunch: Playing games that are cognitively challenging helps
people retain their mental sharpness.
Describe an Intelligent Person
Form a group consisting of 3 or 4 students.
Imagine your group is looking for one more
member who will give your group the best
chance at winning an intelligence competition.