Introduction to Adult Development and Aging Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does mitosis differ from meiosis?

Question 2 2. How can mistakes during meiosis affect human development?

Question 3 3. Which of these is a defining component of implicit ageism?

Question 4 4. Continuity theory states that _____.

Question 5 5. Michael spends all of his money on comic books, and spends most of his free time drawing pictures of superheroes. If Michael is 45, we might say that he is not exhibiting the appropriate _____ age.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following theories asserts that maintaining social and physical engagement will lead to increased happiness as people age?

Question 7 7. Credit and increased women in the workplace have increased

Question 8 8. Gerontology is defined as the study of _____ through middle age and later life.

Question 9 9. Why is disengagement theory unpopular?

Question 10 10. As Malcolm gets older, he's losing a lot of the hair on his head. What kind of change is this, and why?

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Question 11 11. Which framework is associated with the statement 'you are the result of what you are, where you are at, what choices can be made, and where you are going'?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a term for simplified, demeaning speech used when talking to older adults?

Question 13 13. Which theory has fallen by the wayside due to changes in the lifestyle and life span of the elderly?

Question 14 14. Judy sees a thirty-year-old man skateboarding in a park, and admonishes him, saying You should act your age. What model of aging does this comment depend upon?

Question 15 15. Why are there multiple different stage theories?

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Question 16 16. Rita is a 45-year-old engineer and Brittany is a 25-year-old engineer. Both are applying for the same job position. They are in a power struggle that was predicted by the _____ theory.

Question 17 17. Older people who are depressed:

Question 18 18. Parkinson's disease affects many people after 60 years of age and is an example of _____ change.

Question 19 19. How are the various social theories of aging similar?

Question 20 20. Since retiring from her job as an attorney, Melissa has taken up a wide variety of hobbies, including gardening, playing the guitar, and surfing. Which pychosocial theory of aging is Melissa applying in her own life?

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Question 21 21. Which statement BEST describes how to slow physical decline during old age?

Question 22 22. Which group saw a drastic decrease in size in recent years?

Question 23 23. What is chronological age?

Question 24 24. At 50 years of age, James notices that he is less able to come up with quick and creative solutions to problems. Given what you know about intelligence, though James clearly has one type of decline, how would you expect his intelligence to increase in other ways?

Question 25 25. Which framework would be associated with the statement 'Because you were born in the United States at the end of the 20th century you will increasingly use machines and plastics'?

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Question 26 26. What are biomarkers?

Question 27 27. Discrimination against someone due to their age is called _____.

Question 28 28. People are living longer now than ever before; in fact

Question 29 29. Which aging model is focused on damage at the level of cells or DNA?

Question 30 30. Which aging model is focused on the major milestones and life events in an individual's life?

Introduction to Adult Development and Aging Chapter Exam Instructions

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