UExcel Foundations of Gerontology: Study Guide & Test Prep

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    What is Gerontology? - Definition & History

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You can complete this test prep course as you review for the UExcel Foundations of Gerontology exam to earn college credit. Watch engaging video lessons and take multiple-choice quizzes to see how well you understand the material ahead of exam day.
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32 chapters in UExcel Foundations of Gerontology: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Lesson 1 - What is Research? - Definition, Purpose & Typical Researchers  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - How to Produce High-Quality Research  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Nonscientific and Scientific Research: Definitions and Differences  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Psychological Research Tools: Observation, Measurement & Experimentation  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Non-Experimental and Experimental Research: Differences, Advantages & Disadvantages  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Research Methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Method  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Basic Research and Applied Research: Definitions and Differences  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Purposes of Research: Exploratory, Descriptive & Explanatory  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Importance of Measurement in the Research Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Difference Between Qualitative & Quantitative Measurement  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Measurement Approaches in Adult Development & Aging Research: Definition, Approaches & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Building Blocks of Adult Development & Aging Research: Age, Cohort & Time of Measurement  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - An Overview of Qualitative Research  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - What is Qualitative Research? - Definition, Sources & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Correlational Research: Definition, Purpose & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Longitudinal Designs: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Cross-Sectional Designs: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Cross-sectional, Longitudinal & Sequential Designs: Advantages & Disadvantages  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Objective, Subjective & Functional Health  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Ego Integrity vs. Despair  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Physical, Psychological and Emotional Changes in Adults  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Theories of Aging: Rate-of-Living, Cellular & Programmed-Cell-Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Intro to Biological Psychology  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Senescence & the Biology of Aging  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Chronic vs. Acute Disease in Older Adults  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Health & Illness of the Aging Population: Definition & Trends  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Aging vs. Disease: Differences & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Health, Fitness, and Sexuality in Late Adulthood  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Causes of Morbidity & Mortality Across the Life Cycle  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Human Longevity: The Influence of Genetic & Environmental Factors  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Medicating the Elderly: Trends, Impact & Consequences  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Functional Health & Disability: Definition & Major Issues  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Older People's Coping Mechanisms for Illness  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Health Care Treatment in Late Adulthood  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Health Care: Awareness, Attitudes, & Prevention  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Community-Based Health Care Services for the Elderly  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Institutional Care for Older Adults  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Occupational Cycle: Normative and Nonnormative  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Factors Affecting Occupational Choice: Psychological, Social, Economic, and Cultural  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - How Occupational Choice Changes with Age  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Job Satisfaction in Older Workers: Associated Factors  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Super's Stages of Occupational Development: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - How Occupational Expectations Differ by Gender  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Occupational Experiences & Work Development of Women  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Occupational Experiences & Development of Minority Workers  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Changing Occupations: Causes & Worker Retraining  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Job Prospects for the Aging Population  Take Quiz
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Flashcards - Introduction to Gerontology
Flashcards - Research Methods & the Study of Gerontology
Flashcards - Conducting Ethical Research When Studying Gerontology
Flashcards - The Demography of Aging
Flashcards - The Health of Older Adults
Flashcards - Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population
Flashcards - The Brain & Nervous System in Older Adults
Flashcards - The Aging Sensory System
Flashcards - The Aging Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
Flashcards - The Aging Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
Flashcards - Attention and Memory of the Aging Population
Flashcards - The Cognitive Development of Older Adults
Flashcards - Intelligence, Creativity, & Wisdom in Older Adults
Flashcards - Mental Health & Lifespan Development Disorders in Older Adults
Flashcards - Measures of Well-Being in Aging Populations
Flashcards - Clinical Assessment in Psychology
Flashcards - Anxiety Disorders Related to Aging
Flashcards - Substance Use Disorders & Aging Populations
Flashcards - Cognitive Disorders in Older Adults
Flashcards - Personality & Older Adulthood
Flashcards - Mood and Stress Disorders
Flashcards - Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults
Flashcards - Aging in Society: Social Implications for Older Adults
Flashcards - Interpersonal Relationships of Older Adults
Flashcards - Work in Late Adulthood
Flashcards - Work, Leisure & Community Involvement in Retirement
Flashcards - Politics and Policy for Older Adults

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