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PSY 275 Final Vocab

The lifestyle of unmarried couples who have a sexually intimate relationship and who share a residence Cohabitation
warm, trusting affection and caregiving companionate love
partners relate as equals in this type of marriage Egalitarian Marriage
Transition between late teens to mid-twenties emerging adulthood
sequences of phases characterizing the development of most families around the world family life cycle
reflected in the young person's thoughts and feelings about making a permanent commitment to an intimate partner intimacy versus isolation
underlying design of person's life, consisting of relationships with significant others-individuals, groups, and institutions life-structure
unhappiness resulting from a gap between the social relationships we currently have and those we desire loneliness
beginning of a relationship, intense sexual attraction passionate love
age-graded expectations for major life events, such as beginning a first job, getting married, birth of the first child, buying a home, and retiring social clock
involving a clear division of husband's and wife's roles traditional marriage
intimacy, passion, and love Triangular Theory of Love
midlife transition in which fertility declines climacteric
refers to skills that depend on accumulated knowledge and experience, good judgement, and mastery of social conventions crystallized intelligence
depends more heavily on basic informations-processing skills-ability to detect relationships among visual stimuli, speed of analyzing information, and capacity of working memory fluid intelligence
disease in which poor fluid drainage leads to buildup of pressure within the eye, damaging the optic nerve glaucoma
control, commitment, and challenge hardiness
estrogen alone or estrogen plus progesterone hormone therapy
suggest that older adults experience greater loss of information as it moves through the cognitive system information-loss view
end of menstruation and reproductive capacity menopause
as neurons in the brain die, breaks in neural networks occur. The brain adapts by forming bypasses-new synaptic connections that go around the breaks but are less efficient neural network view
when age related bone loss is severe osteoporosis
requires people to size up real-world situations and analyze how best to achieve goals that have a high degree of uncertainty practical problem solving
condition that is age related presbycusis
the lens loses its capacity to adjust to objects at varying distances entirely presbyopia
extreme competitiveness, ambition, impatience, hostility, angry outburst, and a sense of time pressure type A behavior pattern
condition in which long-term job stress leads to mental exhaustion, a sense of loss of personal control, and feelings of reduced accomplishment burnout
a trend in which women who support themselves or their families have become the majority of the adult population living in poverty, regardless of age and ethnic group feminization of poverty
invisible barrier to advancement up the corporate ladder glass ceiling
gathering of the family for celebrations and making sure everyone stays in touch kinkeeper
how much personal upheaval actually accompanies entry to midlife, self-doubt and stress midlife crisis
holds that identification with traditional gender roles is maintained during the active parenting years to help ensure the survival of children parental imperative theory
future oriented representations of what one hopes to become and what one is afraid of becoming possible selves
widely used to refer to the idea that middle-aged adults must care for multiple generations above and below them at the same time sandwich generation
live with grandparents but apart from parents skipped-generation family
basic self-care tasks required to live on one's own, such as bathing, dressing, getting in and out of bed and eating activities of daily living (ADL)
most common form of dementia Alzheimer's Disease
dense deposits of a deteriorated protein called amyloid surround by clumps of dead nerve and glial cells amyloid plaques
a homelike housing arrangement for seniors who require more care than can be provided at home but less than is usually provided in nursing homes assisted living
array of devices that permit people with disabilities to improve their functioning assistive technology
difficulty creating and retrieving links between pieces of information associative memory deficit
the immune system is more likely to malfunction by turning against normal body tissues autoimmune response
the number of years that an individual born in a particular year can expect to live, starting at any given age average live expectancy
the number of years a person born in a particular year can expect to live in full health, without disease or injury average healthy life expectancy
cloudy areas in the lens resulting in foggy vision cataracts
a series of strokes leaves areas of dead brain cells, producing step-by-step degeneration of mental ability, with each step occurring abruptly after a stroke cerebrovascular dementia
ideally we want the average period of diminished vigor before death to decrease compression of morbidity
set of disorders occurring almost entirely in old age in which many aspects of thought and behavior are so impaired that everyday activites are disrupted dementia
weakened functioning of diverse organs and body systems, which profoundly interferes with everyday competence and leaves the older adult highly vulnerable in the face of an infection frailty
actual competence and performance functional age
memory without conscious awareness implicit memory
tasks necessary to conduct the business of daily life and also requiring some cognitive competence, such as telephoning, shopping, food preparation Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
central vision blurs and gradually is lost macular degeneration
genetic limit to length of life for a person free of external risk factors maximum lifespan
bundles of twisted threats that are the product of collapsed neural structures and that contain abnormal forms of a protein called tau neurofibrillary tangles
involves deteriorating cartilage on the ends of bones of frequently used joints osteoarthritis
genetically influenced declines that affect all members of our species and take place even in the context of overall good health primary aging
refers to remembering to engage in planned actions in the future prospective memory
very long-term recall remote memory
autoimmune response leads to inflammation of connective tissue rheumatoid athiritis
declines due to hereditary defects and negative environmental influences secondary aging
narrowing their goals they select personally valued activities to optimize returns from their diminishing energy selective optimization with compensation
a condition in which breathing ceases for ten seconds or longer, resulting in many brief awakenings sleep apnea
marked acceleration in deterioration of cognitive functioning prior to death terminal decline
requires the "pinnacle of insight into the human condition" wisdom
If one is worrying, temperamental,self-pitying, emotional and vulnerable which big 5 are they? Neuroticism
high on extroversion trait? affectionate, talkative, active, fun-loving, passionate
low on extroversion trait? quiet, passive,sober, emotionally conservative
Openness to experience if one is high on this trait? imaginative, creative, original, curious
Openness to experience if one is low on this trait? uncreative, conventional, conservative
Individuals who are high on this trait re soft-hearted, trusting, generous, lenient Agreeableness
Individuals who are lazy, disorganized, late, aimless, nonpersistent Conscientiousness
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