Sever loss of bone mass in which bones become porous and extremely easy to break.
A disease marked by gradual onset of bone damage underneath the cartilage leading to pain and disability as well as minor signs of inflammation.
A more common and destructive disease of the joints that also develops slowly and typically affects different joints and causes different types of pain that osteoarthritis.
Process during which middle-aged women pass from their reproductive to non-reproductive years.
The point which menstruation stops.
Hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, mood changes, difficulty concentrating, vaginal dryness, change in cholesterol levels, and many aches and pains.
Change in periods. Heavier or lighter flow, then eventually stopping.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Therapy in which women take low doses of estrogen, which is often combined with progestin (synthetic form of progesterone).
Stress and Coping Paradigm
Dominant framework used to study stress that emphasizes the transactions between a person and the environment.
Type A Behavior Pattern
People tend to be intensely competitive, angry, hostile, restless, aggressive, and impatient.
Type B Behavior Pattern
Behavior pattern in when people show opposite tendencies to Type A behavior patterns
Exercise that places moderate stress on the heart by maintaining pulse rate between 60% and 90% of a person's maximum heart rate.
The broad range of skills related to how individuals shape, select, or adapt to their physical and social environments.
People high on this dimension tend to be anxious, hostile, self conscious, depressed, impulsive, and vulnerable.
People high on this dimension thrive on social interaction, readily express their opinions and feelings, like to keep busy, and prefer stimulating and challenging environments.
Openness to Experience
People high on this dimension tends to have a vivid imagination and dream life, appreciation of art, and a strong desire to try anything once.
People high on this dimension are likely to be accepting, willing to work with others, and caring.
People high on this dimension tend to be hard working, ambitious, energetic, scrupulous, and persevering.
Erikson's theory, being productive by helping others in order to ensure the continuation of society by guiding the next generating.
Erikson's theory, midlife outcome in which people are unable to deal with the needs of their children or to provide mentoring to younger adults.
Personality resource that enables people to handle midlife changes.
Grown children's sense or responsibility to care for their aging parents if necessary.
Processes of Thinking
Information processing, memory, fluid intelligence.
Products of Thinking
Becoming an expert on something or in a field.
Process when the processes of thinking become connected or encapsulated to the the products of thinking.