WVSU PSYC 151 - EXAM 5 (10 pages)

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West Virginia State University
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Psyc 151 - General Psychology

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EXAM 5 PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT Middle Age is a Social Construct What does this mean What age range is currently associated with middle age 40 to 65 years old Do middle aged adults typically feel satisfied with their lives Positive experience for most people at least until about age 75 What are some typical changes in middle adulthood Body changes Skin Becomes wrinkles Fat In torso Muscle mass Lost if not used Cardiovascular functioning 50 of older adults difficulty in sleeping How does quality of sleep change during middle adulthood Poor sleep due to medication obese and depressed What are typical vision changes Vision worsens Changes in hearing Hearing loss Describe sexuality in mid and late life Sexually feeling decreases When does menopause typically take place 52 years old How do most women view this change Positively What is the most common symptom Hot flashes Do men go through a male menopause Yes testosterone decreases slowly What is osteoporosis Bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue Who bears the greatest risk Women What actions can be taken to lesson osteoporosis Proper nutrition exercise and avoidance of smoking When are adults likely to have fewer accidents and fewer colds Middle adulthood How does stress affect the immune system Stress negatively affects the immune system What is the main cause of death during middle age Cancer and heart disease What is hypertension Risk factor for cardiovascular and kidney diseases What is the difference between the terms Longevity Existence Life expectancy Numbers of year expected to live Life span Number of years lived Compare the theories of Biological Aging Genetic Programming Theories Programmed Senescence the idea that aging is genetically programmed to occur with time Endocrine as we age the endocrine system becomes less efficient and eventually leads to the effects of aging Immunological The idea that the immune system controls your aging Variable Wear and tear Belief our body takes damage and eventually wears out Free radical states that organisms age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron in an outer shell Rate of living postulates that the faster an organism s metabolism the shorter its lifespan postulates that the faster an organism s metabolism the shorter its lifespan Autoimmune Hormonal Stress Theory that aging occurs because antibodies develop attack and destroy the normal cells in the body What are the most typical physical changes in LATE adulthood Wrinkle and age spots Loss of height and weight slower movement In terms of hearing Loss of response to noise In terms of vision Loss of vision loss of color and depth perception How many chronic health conditions does the typical older adult have 2 3 chronic health conditions How many Rx s are typical 5 prescriptions What is the most common cause of death in older adulthood Cancer Cardiovascular and accidents What are the main benefits



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