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Reaction Time & Psychomotor Performance of Older Individuals

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The coordination of sensory and motor skills is called:

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1. How quickly a person reacts to the world around them is called his or her:

2. Psychomotor performance requires that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of declining reaction time and psychomotor performance. Topics on the quiz include the coordination of sensory and motor skills and how quickly a person reacts to the world around them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Coordination of sensory and motor skills
  • How quickly a person reacts
  • Requirements of psychomotor performance
  • What happens to reaction time as we age
  • How to reduce the effects of aging

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how quickly a person reacts and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the coordination of sensory and motor skills

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Reaction Time & Psychomotor Performance of Older Individuals. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand when the period of late adulthood begins
  • Explain what declines during this period in a person's life
  • Identify the relationship between the senses and motor skills in our bodies
  • Describe why we have a decrease in reaction time in late age
  • Appreciate how to combat the effects of aging
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