Lifespan Development and Vulnerability to Mental Illness


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What does the diathesis-stress model say?

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1. Which of these is an example of how stress changes through a person's lifespan?

2. Which of the following is one way that diathesis can change as a person ages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of human development and mental illness. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the diathesis-stress model of psychology and the way diathesis can change as a person grows older.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • What the diathesis-stress model states
  • How stress changes throughout a person's lifetime
  • How wisdom can affect psychological issues
  • The age when most schizophrenia diagnoses are evident

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on human development and mental illness lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of mental illness and how it might change through the course of a lifetime
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the diathesis-stress model

Additional Learning

For further details on mental illness and aging, review the accompanying lesson titled Lifespan Development and Vulnerability to Mental Illness. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify an example of the diathesis-stress model of psychology
  • Understand addiction in the light of the diathesis-stress model
  • Know how wisdom helps older people cope better with stress