Psych 250 Lecture 23/24

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Psych 250 Lecture 23/24
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Questions from Psych 250 Lecture 23/24 for Exam 4
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  1. What is the term for the number of years of vigorous, healthy life that a person can expect?
    active lifespan
  2. What is the term for maximizing active lifespan and minimizing period of frailty/illness at the end?
    compression of morbidity
  3. What is the term for the genetic upper limit of life under ideal conditions?
    maximum lifespan
  4. What is the term for the process of aging that begins in adolescence? Everyone ages but the rate of physical decline is highly variable.
    senescence
  5. What is the term for universal and irreversible physical changes that occur as we grow older?
    primary aging
  6. 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?
    secondary aging
  7. 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
  8. What theory of aging states that humans have a "genetic clock" or a mechanism in our DNA that regulates the aging process?
    genetic adaptation
  9. What theory of aging states that people grow old because their cells become old, damaged, or exhausted?
    cellular aging
  10. What is the term for memory that is purposeful and requires more effort?
    explicit memory
  11. What is the term for memory that is unconscious and requires little effort?
    implicit memory
  12. 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.
    control processes

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