Save
Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Social Gerontology1

Multidisciplinary perspective of chapter 1

QuestionAnswer
Aging refers to changes that take place in an organism throughout the life span
Senescence normal declines in organ systems
Gerontology study of biological, psychological and social aspects of aging
Geriatrics study of prevention and management of diseases in aging
Chronological aging aging on the basis of a person's years from birth
Biological aging physical changes that reduce the efficiency of organ systems -major cause is decline in number of cell replications -another cause is loss of certain types of cells that don't replicate
Psychological aging changes that occur in sensory and perceptual processes, mental functioning, adaptive capacity, and personality
Social aging changes in a person's roles and relationships with family and friends, in productive roles, and within organizations like religious and political group.
views aging as a positive experience of continued growth Active aging
Promotes participation in family, community, and societal events, regardless of cognitive and physical decline. Active aging
Life expectancy average length of life depending on what year you were born
Resilience is an individual's ability to thrive despite adversity in their life
Maximum life span maximum number of years a species is expected to live
Cross sectional research collection of data on people of different ages at any time
Longitudinal research the study of the same person over a period of months or years
Created by: KSiobhan
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards