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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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?
What is menopause

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

Menopause is associated with a reduction in:
What is estrogen

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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 _________________?
What is feeling better (than they have for years )

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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
What is cross-sectional

500

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?
What is writing a story

500

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
What is integrity