Variables Involved in the Aging Process


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The study of how people age is called:

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1. Physical causes of aging are called:

2. External forces that have an effect on aging are called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of the aging process in this quiz and worksheet combination. You will be asked to distinguish between the physical, external, and other variables that affect the aging process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge about gerontology, including:

  • Defining the physical causes of aging
  • Defining the external forces that affect aging
  • Identifying the variables that affect an entire group of people born in the same year
  • Defining the changes in a single human as he/she ages

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the aging process
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about aging in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define gerontology

Additional Learning

Learn more about the aging process in this interactive lesson titled Variables Involved in the Aging Process. This lesson will identify:

  • The biological effects of aging
  • The external effects of aging
  • The cohort effects of aging