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Introduction to Gerontology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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'?

Question 2 2. How do policymakers benefit from the information provided by caretakers and research?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4. When Penelope was in her 40s, she was heavily involved with the PTA, and now that she's retired, she spends her time reading and writing. Which aging theory or theories best describes her?

Question 5 5. How would an individual aspect be defined?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. For activity theory to be effective, what sorts of activities should be pursued?

Question 8 8. Why is disengagement theory unpopular?

Question 9 9. Which theory states that normal aging results in a gradual withdrawal from society?

Question 10 10. Which of these is a defining component of implicit ageism?

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Question 11 11. How are the various social theories of aging similar?

Question 12 12. What are biomarkers?

Question 13 13. Gerontology is defined as the study of _____ through middle age and later life.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an example of mental care-taking?

Question 15 15. Credit and increased women in the workplace have increased

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Question 16 16. As Gretchen has gotten older, her doctor has emphasized the importance of eating fruits rich in antioxidants in order to counteract the damage that free radicals in her body might cause, leading to premature aging. Gretchen's doctor appears to subscribe to _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following represents an example of Multi-Directionality?

Question 18 18. As Malcolm gets older, he's losing a lot of the hair on his head. What kind of change is this, and why?

Question 19 19. All of the following statements are true, EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. The idea that aging is genetically programmed to occur with time, and that this process of deterioration eventually leads to death is known as the _____.

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Question 21 21. When does crossing over occur?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Psychological age includes all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. Which group saw a drastic decrease in size in recent years?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. Why does normative aging require further research?

Question 27 27. Which of the following examples clearly shows how programmed theory differs from damage theory in the study of aging process?

Question 28 28. Jim was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at a young age. Although dealing with the disease was challenging, he and his family made his health a priority. As a result, he lived a long and happy life. Which framework would explain his outcome and why?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT one of the variables that needs to be considered in order to understand the social interactions of aging people?

Question 30 30. Despite introduction prior to the 1920s, this exploded onto the scene in the '20s and paved the way for a reduction in family size to 2-3 children.

Introduction to Gerontology Chapter Exam Instructions

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