Psych 250 Lecture 23/24
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What is the term for the number of years of vigorous, healthy life that a person can expect?
What is the term for maximizing active lifespan and minimizing period of frailty/illness at the end?
compression of morbidity
What is the term for the genetic upper limit of life under ideal conditions?
What is the term for the process of aging that begins in adolescence? Everyone ages but the rate of physical decline is highly variable.
What is the term for universal and irreversible physical changes that occur as we grow older?
What is the term for specific illnesses that are more common with age but are caused by health habits and genes that vary from person to person?
What theory of aging states that the human body wears out because of the passage of time and exposure to environmental stressors?
wear and tear theory
What theory of aging states that humans have a "genetic clock" or a mechanism in our DNA that regulates the aging process?
What theory of aging states that people grow old because their cells become old, damaged, or exhausted?
What is the term for memory that is purposeful and requires more effort?
What is the term for memory that is unconscious and requires little effort?
What is the term for memory and retrieval strategies, selective attention, storage mechanisms, and logical analysis? These things that help us think clearly decline with age.
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