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Final Exam

Developmental Psychology Final Exam - Summer 2016

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Middle Adulthood The stage when people are seen as most able to handle the stress related to responsibilities of daily life.
Sandwich Generation When people in middle age have to take care of both their children and aging parents.
Marital Happiness Increases during middle age.
Remote Grandparents Rarely see their grandchildren because of physical distance.
Involved Grandparents Are involved in the daily lives of their grandchildren.
Frail Elderly Older people who are unable to take care of their own basic needs.
Bodily Functions and Movements Largest physical changes in middle to late adulthood.
Dementia The largest reason why women enter long term care facilities. Often characterized by a loss in one's short term memory.
Ego integrity Having the feeling that your life has had meaning and that you have achieved something with your time. It can involve reminiscing.
Activity Theory Says it is normal for older adults to stay active for as long as possible in order to keep happier and healthier longer.
Disengagement Theory Says older people should separate themselves from society to get away from the responsibilities of society.
Components of Successful Aging Health, Mental Activity, Social Engagement, Productivity, Life Satisfaction
Cognitive Adventurousness Being willing to learn new things.
Friendships Increase life satisfaction and can provide companionship and assistance for elderly people.
Retirement Can be good or bad for older people, but most people find it to be good as long as they were not forced to retire.
Social Death When the family and medical professionals treat the person as a corpse rather than a person.
Hospitals Most deaths for older adults occur in this place.
Adolescents Understand death is final while preschool age children do not.
Personal Worth Belief that life has purpose or meaning reduces the fear of death.
Stages of Dying Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance
Preparations for Death Practically includes life insurance, writing a will and making funeral plans; common during late adulthood
Grieving The emotional response to a death.
Widowhood Applies to both men and women.; likelihood of depression increases when a spouse dies
Created by: cice mohawk