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  1. Date or acquaintance rape
    Coercive sexual activity directed at someone with whom the perpetrator is at least casually acquainted
  2. Romantic Love
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    • strong sexual and infatuation components and
    • predominates in the early period of love
  3. Affectionate Love
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    • an individual desires to have the other person
    • near and has a deep, caring affection for the other person
  4. Consummate Love
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    • the strongest form of love that involves all
    • three dimensions
  5. Infatuated
    passion mostly with intimacy and commitment low
  6. Affectionate Love
    high intimacy and commitment but low passion
  7. Fatuous Love
    as when one person worships another from a distance
  8. Report Talk
    talk that is designed to give information and includes publib speaking
  9. Rapport Talk
    the language of conversation; it is a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships
  10. Contemporary Life Events Approach
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    • how life events influence an individuals
    • development depends not only on the life event itself but on mediating factors
    • (physical health and family support) and adaptation
    • to life events also life stage
    • context and the socio-historical
    • context
  11. Cohorts
    group of individuals born in the same year or time period
  12. Social Clock
    the timetable according to which individuals are expected to accomplish life's tasks, such as getting married, having children, or establishing themselves in a career
  13. Empty Nest Syndrome
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    • a decrease in marital satisfaction after
    • children leave home, because parents derive considerable satisfaction from
    • their children
  14. Arthritis
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    • Infammation of the joints that is accompanied by
    • pain, stiffness, and movement problems; especially common in older adults
  15. Osteoporosis
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    • A chronic condition that involves an extensive
    • loss of bone tissue and is the main reason many older adults walk with a marked
    • stoop. Women are especially vulnerable
  16. Glaucoma
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    • involves damage to the optic nerve because of
    • the pressure created by a buildup of fluid in the eye (eye drops as treatment)
  17. Macular Degeneration
    • a disease that involves deterioration of the
    • macula of the retina, which corresponds to the focal center of the visual field
    • (laser surgery if detected early, but overall leads to vision impairment)
  18. Cataracts
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    • a thickening of the lens of the eye that causes
    • vision to become cloudy, opaque, and distorted (glasses or simple surgical
    • procedure)
  19. Episodic Memory
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    • the retention of information about the where and
    • when of life’s happening
  20. Semantic Memory
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    • A person’s knowledge about the world—including a
    • person’s fields of expertise, general academic knowledge of the sort learned in
    • school, and “everyday knowledge”
  21. Source Memory
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    • is the ability to remember where one learned
    • something.

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    • Awkward situations can occur, when an older
    • forget who told the joke and retells it to the source
  22. Selective Attention
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    • is focusing on a specific aspect of experience
    • that is relevant while ignoring others that are irrelevant
  23. Divided Attention
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    • Concentrating on more than one activity at the
    • same time
  24. Sustained Attention (vigilance)
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    • Focused and extended engagement with an object,
    • task, event, or other aspect of the environment

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    • Episodic memory declines more than semantic
    • memory in older adultsr
  25. Dementia
    • A global term for any neurological disorder in
    • which the primary symptoms involve a deterioration of mental functioning
  26. Alzheimers Disease
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    • A progressive, irreversible brain disorder
    • characterized by a gradual deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and
    • eventually physical function
  27. Activity Theory
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    • the theory that the more active and involved
    • older adults are, the more likely they are to be satisfied with their lives
  28. Ageism
    Prejudice against others because of their age, especially prejudice against older adults
  29. Generativity vs. Stagnation
    Generativity---encompasses adults desire to leave legacies of themselves to the next generation

    Stagnation--develops when individuals feel they have done nothing for the next gen
  30. Socio-emotional Selectivity Theory
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    • A theory that older adults become more selective
    • about their social networks. Because of
    • emotional satisfaction, older adults often spend more time with familiar
    • individuals with whom they have had rewarding relationships.
  31. Generational Inequity
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    • The view that our aging society is being unfair
    • to its younger members because older adults pile up advantages by receiving
    • inequitably large allocations of resources
  32. Integrity vs. Despair
    During late adulthood, involves reflecting on the past and either piecing together a positive review or conducting that one's life has not been well spent
  33. Life Review
    Prominent in integrity vs. despair

    -invovles looking back at one's life experiences, evaluating them, interpreting them and often reinerpreting them
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Middle and Late Adulthood
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