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Psych TermsChapter 5

Chapter 5 Terms: Adulthood

Menopause A woman’s production of sex hormones drops sharply and stops ovulating and menstruating
Generativity The desire to use one’s wisdom to guide future generations as a parent or indirectly
Stagnation A discontinuation of development and a desire to recapture the past, characteristic of some middle-aged people
Climacteric All the psychological and biological changes that occur in women between the ages of 45 and 50
BOOM phase Becoming one’s own man (becoming fully independent)
Decremental Model of Aging That progressive physical and mental decline is inevitable with age
Ageism Prejudice or discrimination based on age, especially against the elderly
Senile Dementia Decreases in mental abilities experienced by some people in old age
Alzheimer’s Disease Currently an irreversible, incurable condition that destroys a person’s ability to think, remember, relate to others, and care for herself or himself
“Golden Ager” Another world for old people
AARP American Association of Retired Persons
Crystallized Intelligence The ability to use accumulated knowledge and learning in appropriate situations
Fluid Intelligence The ability to solve abstract relational problems and to generate new hypotheses
Thanatology The study of dying and death
Hospice A special place where terminally ill people go to die
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Did pioneering work on how the terminally ill react to their impending death. Her work mainly established thanatology
Created by: Marledge