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Ch 12: GACE Behavioral Science: Development in Adulthood

About This Chapter

A number of developmental issues pertaining to adulthood are covered in this chapter. Various questions that you could be asked on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment are targeted by this chapter's video lessons and practice quizzes.

GACE Behavioral Science: Development in Adulthood - Chapter Summary

This chapter addresses kinds of changes that are known to occur throughout adulthood involving advantageous as well as less desirable effects. The following specific lesson topics will help you prepare for a number of possible GACE Behavioral Science questions:

  • Physical changes that occur during middle adulthood
  • Middle adulthood cognitive changes
  • Psychological and emotional development in adulthood
  • How self-concept changes as an adult
  • Shifts in sensory perceptions due to aging

The video lessons across the chapter can individually be watched in approximately 5 minutes. You can return to any particular segments in no time by using the video tags.

GACE Behavioral Science: Development in Adulthood Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment evaluates how ready you are for teaching relevant subject matter to students. The questions on the assessment that address development in adulthood are in the psychology subarea that makes up 80% of the GACE's Test I. All the questions on this topic are in the selected-response format. This chapter's quizzes give you practice with questions that may resemble ones on your assessment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: GACE Behavioral Science: Development in Adulthood
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Physical, Psychological and Emotional Changes in Adults

1. Physical, Psychological and Emotional Changes in Adults

As an adult you establish a unique identity, reach the proverbial midlife crisis, and eventually succumb to old age. In this lesson, learn about the physical, psychological, and emotional changes that take place along this journey.

Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

2. Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Middle age comes with many new physical challenges, from wrinkles to hearing loss to weight gain. This lesson examines many of the signs of aging that are common in middle adulthood and how people can fight middle age weight gain.

Cognitive Development in Adults

3. Cognitive Development in Adults

As people age, they discover that their thought processes change. Though some cognitive abilities decrease in middle age, some increase. In this lesson, we'll look at how executive functioning and wisdom increase in middle age.

Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

4. Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

How would an adult think about his or her self-concept? In this lesson, we'll take a look at what makes up self-concept in adulthood, its changes over time, and how it relates to self-esteem and self-image.

Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

5. Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

Many people are aware of some of the memory problems older adults have, but did you know that they become better at some types of thinking? In this lesson, we'll examine the positive and negative cognitive changes in late life.

Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds

6. Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds

What are sensory thresholds? How does sensory perception change with age? This lesson will answer these questions and teach you even more about sensory changes in late adulthood.

Chapter Practice Exam
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