accepting one's life
To explore the construct of life satisfaction in later adulthood and the factors associated with subjective well-being.
Factors associated with cohort in specific age group.
Factors associated with individual abilities in a specific age group.
Devaluation and even hostility from the social community towards elderly.
the degree to which someone is organized, hardworking, responsible, persevering, thorough, and achievement oriented
Emotionally Unstable ("nervous" disorder)
The ability to bring knowledge accumulated through past learning into play in appropriate situations.
The fear of personal death.
a prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadness.
The feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well.
Rejection of ideas and persons and an arrogance that implies one's own opinions and views are superior.
memory for episodes/events in your own life.
specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how; expertness.
Includes such qualities such as sociability, vigor, sensation seeking, and positive emotions.
The ability to impose organization on information and generate new hypotheses.
The Important areas of accomplishment in a particular stage of life. Different people have different investments in goals (e.g. social contact, family, physical activity...etc.) RE: life satisfaction
Direction ("orientation") that a person's goals take. E.g. Agentic (personal achievement/power), communal (intimacy, affiliation...etc.), self-preservation, and well-being of others.
The better a person can connect the activities they do with the goals they set forth= the more satisfied they are with their life.
Depending on level of involvement, the adult may require a renewal of parenting skills that have been stored away.
The ability to accept the facts of one's life and face death without great fear.
Maintaining intellectual capacities (e.g. memory, reasoning, information processing, problem solving abilities...etc,) in later adulthood helps them cope with challenges and decisions needed to be made.
A construct that reflects closeness and commitment within the parent-child and grandparent-grandchild relationships. (5--> Affectional, associational, consensual, functional, structural)
Life review and self-evaluation. Sometimes later adults alter/reinterpret past memories because of pain or gained wisdom.
an evaluation of how one's life is generally, and how it compares to some standard
the relatively permanent and limitless storehouse of the memory system
the ability to store and retrieve information over time
one of the three underlying dimensions of personality in Eysenck's model, referring to tendencies toward emotional instability, anxiety, and worry
a tendency to expect the best possible outcome or to look on the bright side
an individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting.
point of view about death
The development of this view requires the capacity to absorb the loss of one's close relatives and friends and to accept one's own death.
mature type of thinking that relies on subjective experience and intuition as well as logic and is useful in dealing with ambiguity, uncertainty, inconsistency, contradiction, imperfection, and compromise
This is memory about events or actions taking place in the future. (e.g. "gotta take my pills at 4pm")
The time it takes to respond to a stimulus, either physically (with a reflexive movement such as an eye blink) or cognitively (with a thought).
a memory, the act of recalling the past
A social and psychological construct that has a variety of definitions. People stop working due to age or financial circumstances. Also, can simply work less than full-time year round & recieving retirement pension earned earlier in life.
The anxiety and stress related to confronting the transition into retirement.
Focuses on basic knowledge, such as recalling the meaning of words like vegetable, democracy, or insect. Once learned, they seem very resistant to loss.
sense of control
The greater number of choices over events in their lives. It is essential to people (without we experience stress).
information must first be picked up by the senses before it can be processed (e.g., visual, auditory, touch, taste, smell); information is maintained here for no more than 2-3 seconds (echoic)
activated memory that holds a few items briefly, such as the seven digits of a phone number while dialing, before the information is stored or forgotten
[Selection, Optimization, Compensation]
- selection: identifyiong the oppurtunities or domains of activity that are most important
- optimization: allocating & refining resources to achieve higher functioning
- compensation: under cond of reduced resources forming strategies
speed of processing
The speed at which we process info does slow down as we get older. (i.e. compensate for this by looking ahead while typing).
How useful or competent a later adult feels is a major factor influencing their overall well-being.
the practice of offering your time and services to others without payment. (later adulthood well being)
self-perceived happiness or satisfaction with life. Used along with measures of objective well-being (for example, physical and economic indicators) to evaluate people's quality of life.
friends and family may not visit or socialize as much with elders after death of spouse. men-->increased risk of dying soon after death of spouse; only friend/confidant. older men are less likely to be able to carry out responsibilities like shopping/finance
women may enter poverty status. men 5 times more likely to remarry
expert knowledge about the practical aspects of life that permits excellent judgement about important matters (begins with God)