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Models of Aging: Definitions & Types

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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?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the four ways we can look at progressing through life, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the different models of aging. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding which model would correspond to the saying 'you should act your age' as well as knowing what aging model biological aging is linked to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Corresponding model for saying 'act your age'
  • Model that biological aging is linked to
  • How organismal aging could be described
  • Why normative aging is not used much
  • Model which highlights cellular division rates

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the model biological aging is linked to and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the model highlighting cellular division rates
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related aging models lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about aging, review the corresponding lesson titled Models of Aging: Definitions & Types. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the two primary divisions of aging
  • Identify the four main models of aging
  • Describe the characteristics of each of the models
  • Explain how we can have a holistic view of an individual
  • Appreciate the difference between normative and contextual aging
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