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Sociology of Aging
Lifespan Psychology- Final Exam
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Abigail is obsessed with her weight. She sometimes easts a whole package of Oreos at once and then makes herself vomit. Abigail MOST likely suffers from:
Which term refers to reasoning from a general statement, premise, or principle, through logical steps, to figure out specifics?
Which of the following is NOT a potential negative effect of the digital age?
When a person adopts parents' or society's roles and values without questioning and exploring a personal identity, it is referred to as "identity __________."
Two aspects of family closeness during adolescence are __________.
Communication, support, connectedness, control
Suicidal ideation refers to __________.
Thinking about suicide, usually with some serious emotional and intellectual or cognitive overtones (serious, distressing thoughts about killing oneself)
All members of a family have __________, as the experiences and needs of individuals at one stage of life are affected by all those at other stages.
An arrangement in which a couple lives together in a committed romantic relationship but is not formally married is referred to as __________.
According to Sternberg, intelligence used in everyday problem solving is considered to be __________.
Which physical change does NOT typically occur in middle adulthood __________?
The space between the spinal disks widens
What is true about age and expertise?
The relationship between expertise and age is not straightforward. One of the essential requirements for expertise is time.
The primary form that generativity takes is __________.
Child care and caring for the younger generation (parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, nurses, etc.)
__________ is true about personality.
All traits can be clustered on five dimensions, with each person relatively high or low on each. This has been called the Big Five, with the acronym OCEAN. The five traits are openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
Employment changes are affecting adults in all these ways __________.
Diversity among workers, job changes, and alternate schedules
What distinguishes the "old-old" from the "young-old"?
The old-old suffer losses in body, mind, or social support, but they care for themselves. The young-old are the largest group of older adults. They are healthy, active, financially secure, and independent. Few people notice them or realize their age.
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