Emotional Processing vs. Cognitive Processing in the Aging Adult: Differences & Examples


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Sam is very good at dealing with novel situations. This ability is tied to a type of intelligence that is changeable and known as _____.

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1. Crystallized intelligence is based primarily on _____.

2. Which of the following is TRUE when it comes to destructive coping mechanisms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of cognitive and emotional processing, including crystallized intelligence and another form of intelligence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your understanding of:

  • What crystallized intelligence is
  • A form of intelligence that easily changes
  • Destructive coping mechanisms
  • Cognitive aspects in adults

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related emotional and cognitive processing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding cognitive processing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the correlation between resiliency and the capability to regain control in older adults

Additional Learning

To learn more about different forms of intelligence and cognitive principles, review the lesson titled Emotional Processing vs. Cognitive Processing in the Aging Adult: Differences & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare emotional processing vs. cognitive processing
  • Explain different destructive coping mechanisms
  • Discover how emotional processing changes with age