Middle Adulthood Life Changes Aging and Memory Aging & Intelligence Death & Dying

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What is mid-twenties
Sensory ability and reaction time reach their peak in the physical develpment in adult life...

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What is smaller than; longer
The newborn female population is ______ the newborn male population, and women have a _____ life expectancy than do men.

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What is dementia
The deterioration of memory, reasoning, and language that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease is called:

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What is logitudinal
In which research method are the same people retested over a period of years?

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What is one's life has been meaningful
In Erriksonn's theory, the sense of integrity achieved in late adulthood refers to the feeling that:

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What is menopause
Judy has recently had periods of mild physical discomfort and profuse sweating. her doctor notes that her estrogen level is low. It is most likely that Judy is expereincing?

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What is weaker; less
As people progress into old age, their disease-fighting immune systems become ____ and they process information ______ rapidly.

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What is Alzheimer's disease
An irreversible brain disorder marked by a deterioration of reasoning and memory is called

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What is accumulated knowledge and verbal skills
Crystallized intelligence refers most directly to a person’s

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What is less; more
As adults advance in age, their positive and negative moods become ____ extreme and ____ enduring

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What is estrogen
Menopause is associated with a reduction in:

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What is genetically predisposed outcome
Evolutionary biologists have suggested that the symptoms of physiological degeneration that accompany old age in humans are a:

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What is difficulty in naming familiar objects or people
An early sign of Alzheimer’s disease would most likely be:

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What is fluid intelligence
Which term refers to a person's ability to reason abstractly?

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What is integrity
According to Erikson, the elderly can most effectively cope with the prospect of their own death if they have achieved a sense of:

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What is feeling better (than they have for years )
In surveying women who either had or had not yet experienced menopause, researchers have discovered that postmenopausal women frequently agree that after menopause women feel _________________?

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What is loss of visual sensitivity
In the physical changes in later life research on people aged 65 and over has shown that:

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What is recalling meaningless material
In recall and recognition tests of memory for recently learned material, older adults are more likely than young adults to have difficulty:

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What is longitudinal research
The idea that adult intelligence declines with age has been challenged most effectively by what reseach practice?

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Who are Kohlberg, Erikson, and Piaget
A stage theory of development has been advanced by:

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What is relief
In the study of 3000 midlife adults, most postmenopausal women recalled feelings of with the onset of menopause.

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What is less susceptible to catching colds
Judson is a 70-year-old retired automobile mechanic. In contrast to (his health) when he was 20, he now probably:

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What is cross-sectional
Tonya asks people of different ages to complete a measure of life satisfaction. She then looks for life satisfaction differences across different age levels. Tonya is conducting a ________ study

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What is writing a story
On which tasks are 55-year-old adults most likely to perform just as effectively as they could 30 years earlier: writing a story or an abstract geometry problem?

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What is integrity
Ralph, a 70-year-old retired accountant, feels that his life has been worthless and meaningless. According to Erikson, Ralph has failed to achieve a sense of

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