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2014-07-27 19:54:07

Psychology of Ageing 2
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  1. Wisdom Therapy
    facilitate the abilities to consider challenging life events from multiple perspectives
  2. (Wisdom) Volunteer programs
    transmission of wisdom
  3. (Wisdom) Cognitive rehabilitation techniques
  4. (Wisdom) Mindfulness and acceptance-based psychotherapies
    nonjudgmental awareness and emotional regulation
  5. Antecedents (wisdom related knowledge)
    • 1. general person factors
    • 2. expertise specific factors
    • 3. facilitative experiential contexts
  6. Wisdom (every day life)
    • - exceptionally good judgment
    • - good advice
    • - insightful commentary about difficult and uncertain matters of life
    • - non verbal behaviors associated with good conducts, emotion regulation, and empathy in interpersonal and group contexts
  7. how does wisdom develop
    period of late adolescence and early adulthood primary age
  8. necessary antecedents for wisdom
    each phase of life course fosters its own specific wisdom related knowledge

    simply getting older and reaching old age is not sufficient condition for wisdom
  9. predictors of wisdom-related knowledge (5)
    • - openness to experience
    • - generatively
    • - cognitive style
    • - contact with excellent mentors
    • - some exposure to structured and critical life experience
  10. Compression of morbidity
    delay of onset disability
  11. Biological age
  12. Intermediate phenotypes
    traits greater reliability
  13. Allostatic load
    negative physiological effects due to exposure to stress
  14. HAROLD
    Hemispheric Asymmetry Reduction in Older Adults
  15. Hormesis
    response to mildstressor
  16. BDNF
    Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor
  17. Brain reserve
    capacity to withstand neuropathological damage
  18. Cognitive reserve
    capacity to maintain performance in presence of neuropathological damage
  19. HPA
    Hypothalmic Pituitary Adrenal
  20. Resilience
    capacity to recover from stress or adversity
  21. CEPH
    Cogntive and Emotional Health Project
  22. define successful ageing (3)
    - getting a maximum satisfaction out of life

    - maintaining independence and maximizing well being

    - striving for compression of morbidity
  23. subcomponents of Rowe and Kahn's model
    • 1. avoiding disease and disability
    • 2. engagement with life
    • 3. high cognitive and physical function
  24. relevant factors of successful ageing
    • - physical function/disability
    • - cognitive ability
    • - life satisfaction
    • - social functioning
    • - absence of disease