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Early and Middle Adulthood

Senescence decreases in efficiency in all the body systems gradually become less efficient.
Homeostasis the state of equilibrium of the body as a result of body organ systems adjusting to internal/external stimuli.
Organ reserve the extra capacity that each organ has for responding to stressful events.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child after 1 year or more without contraception
Post formal approach extension of Piaget’s stages of cognitive development; build on skills of formal operational thinking
Psychometric approach analyzes components of intelligence & examines its improvement or decline through adulthood
Information processing approach studies encoding, storage & retrieval of information & examines efficiency through adulthood
Relativism an understanding that one’s own perspective is only one of many potentially valid views of reality and knowledge is not fixed or absolute
Integration a capacity to synthesize apparently conflicting ideas or views into a more coherent whole, rather than feeling compelled to choose between them
Dialectical thinking most advanced form of cognition; the constant integration of one’s beliefs and experiences with all the contradictions and inconsistencies they encounter
Burn-out professional feels disillusioned and exhausted by demands of trying to help others (typical with people who equate success with external rewards)
Alienation factory or service workers feel distant from the actual product being produced or service being offered (lack of intrinsic satisfaction)
Extrinsic rewards “externals” such as money and prestige; characterized by a desire of tangible items
Intrinsic rewards rewards that come from “within” such as satisfaction and self-esteem
Fluid intelligence capacity to learn new material; short term memory, abstract thought and speed of thinking
Crystallized intelligence accumulated knowledge; vocabulary, general information, etc.
Glass ceiling invisible barrier between the individual and career advancement; especially for women & minorities
Morbidity the number of persons sickened by specific diseases; higher rate in women
Mortality the number of deaths due to specific diseases; higher rate in men
Menopause one year after a woman’s lasts menstrual period; period stops; estrogen production drastically drops
Climacteric the phase preceding menopause; lasts about 6 years; adjustment to lower estrogen levels; hot flashes/cold sweats; involves many biological & physiological changes
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