Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

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What does cognition refers to?

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1. Which two elements of information processing do people in late adulthood struggle with?

2. Applying past lessons to present situations is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cognitive development never stops; it continues even into the period most frequently considered 'late adulthood.' This quiz asks you to recall the factors of cognitive development that affect those in late adulthood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to assess your understanding of adult cognitive development in the following ways:

  • Recognize other terms for thinking skills
  • Identify what attention and memory are part of
  • Understand what it means to apply past lessons to present situations
  • Recognize the approach when trying to figure out what the average person believes about wisdom
  • Recognize the approach when trying to study wisdom scientifically

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on cognitive development in late adulthood
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about cognitive development in late adulthood
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about cognitive development in late adulthood

Additional Learning

The lesson Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood covers the following objectives:

  • Define late adulthood
  • Understand the definition of cognition
  • Learn how information processing is affected during late adulthood
  • Explore how memory is affected during late adulthood
  • Define wisdom
  • Explain the theoretical approaches taken towards wisdom
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