Psych test unit 4
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Psych test unit 4
process and theories
Repair of genetic material and cross-linking
Genetically programmed senescence
programmed time limit for each cell
gradual deterioration of body sys as orgs age. Aging caused by species-specific genes
Narrowing of arteries caused by plaque deposits.
The years in mid/late adulthood when both man&women lose their reproductive capacity
reminiscence is essential to achieve ego integrity and help prepare for death. Can provide foundation for life review.
molecules or atoms that posses an unpaired electron. Oxygen-free radicals.
Middle adulthood brain development
Selectivity – getting “slower”
Mid-life transition (40-45) - life structure comes
into question, usually a time of crisis in the meaning, direction, and value
of each person's life. neglected parts of the self (talents, desires,
aspirations) seek expression. Men are seen more as parents than as
“brothers” to other men who are somewhat younger than them and this message
comes as an irritation at first. Also at this time, men becoming
increasingly aware of death and they are reminded of how short life really
is. They become involved in trying to leave a legacy and this usually
forms the core of the second half of his life.
Loss of bone mass with age resulting in more brittle/porous bones.
Normal loss of hearing w/ aging. Especially high tones.
Farsightedness (can’t focus on near objects.
Any situation where 2+ roles area atleast partially incompatible. b/c
of dif behaviors or the separate demands add up to more hours than there are
in a day.
quest for meaning of life may be understood in 4 main needs
Need for purpose, values, sense of efficacy, self-worth
Recollections of personal events
older adults maintain higher performance by
concentrating on strengths
Shrinkage of life space – interact w/ fewer
others and fill fewer social roles
Increasing individuality – much less governed by strict rules/expectations
Acceptance of these changes- actively disengage from roles/relationships
sense that one has lived a useful life. Must
come to terms w/ how she is/has been, how her life has been lived,
opportunities gained and lost, come to terms with death.
Career consolidation – social network tied to
Keeper of the meaning – preserving values of the culture, giving back rather than taking from.
multiple solutions to a problem w/ no clear answer
the ability to reason abstractly. May begin to decline in mid adulthood
individs accumulated info and verbal skills.
Continues to increase in mid adulthood