Study Guide- Exam 1
1. The Field of Gerontology
What is gerontology
Defining old age (different
Cross sectional vs. longitudinal
was to define it)
2. Demography and Diversity
What is cognition?
How do we measure cognition and adult
What are common patterns for performance
"You Can't Teach an Old Dog New
What factors might influence cognitive ability
Formal and informal caregiving
Spousal and intergenerational
Positive aspects of (,aregiving
Formal and Informal Care
Exam 1 Important Information
Exam will be taken through
Exam 1 Info Cont'd
LAS testing services
(60 Carver Hall)
You may take the test (Monday,
Wednesday, Oct. 12th). Therefore we will not
hold class on Tuesday, Oct. 11th
- Hours: 8 a
What is subjective well-being?
Ways we study:
Positive Affect: many positive emotions and moods
low Negative Affect: few unpleasant emotions and
of one's life
Positive Mental Health
Mental Health and Aging
September 1S, 2011
Depression in older adults is .
Mental Health in Later Years
Age related changes.
not uncommon in late life
Nutritional Needs of Older Adults
Indicators of Nutrition Risk
Weight Loss (unintentionai)
Are the nutritional needs for older adults different?
Energy Need lower, BUT NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS
_ lowerlBM (lean body mass)
_ Less physical
~ In the matter of prolonging
human life, science
has played no part whatever. Take the case of
At nearly the age of five, Bessie suddenly
became six and entered school. On trolley cars
her age rem
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Demography & Diversity
Which country is has the highest mean life el<pect<mcy?
http:/www.disabled-world.comlralculators-chartstlifeexpecta ncy-statistics .
What is Gerontology?
The scientific study of the biological,
social aspens of aging.
in lhe late 19'h ceururv with the study or
() Application of eIDlutlonary principles [Q under
Cultural Perspectives on Aging
Cultural Views on Aging
Is It considered rude to <15k
someone their aile?
In Japan, old age has high mtus - traditional
into hotel to be asked their age
for travelers checking
o This ensures that they get proper
Personality in Adulthood
Erikson's Theory of Personality
Personality Trait Theories
Does Personality Change Over Time?
The Adaptive and Happy Personality
of Psychosocial Development