Ch 12: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 12: Adulthood

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The Adulthood chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with adulthood. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Adulthood textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Adulthood chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the adulthood topics you need to learn or review.
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  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Life influences on cognitive development
  • Factors that influence a marriage's success
  • Psychological issues concerning divorce
  • Erikson's identity formation stages
  • Middle adulthood transitions
  • How physical appearance changes in late adulthood
  • Theories of aging and death
  • Dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Social context of aging
  • Perceptions of achievement in late adulthood

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12 Lessons in Chapter 12: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 12: Adulthood
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Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

1. Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

Though adults don't physically grow as they age, they do still grow mentally. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cognitive development in adulthood, including how it is influenced by college and work experiences.

Friendship and Marriage in Early Adulthood

2. Friendship and Marriage in Early Adulthood

During early adulthood, friendships and romantic relationships take center stage as people become more independent of their parents. Watch this lesson to find out about gender differences in friendships and what makes a marriage successful.

Divorce and Remarriage in Adulthood

3. Divorce and Remarriage in Adulthood

When people fall in love, they often want to get married. But what happens when 'happily ever after' turns out to not last 'ever after?' In this lesson, we'll look at some psychological aspects of divorce and remarriage.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

4. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?

Middle Adulthood Transitions: Mid-Life Crisis & Empty Nest Syndrome

5. Middle Adulthood Transitions: Mid-Life Crisis & Empty Nest Syndrome

Middle age is a time of transitions, when people's lives are changing rapidly. In this lesson, we'll look at two ways that people often react to those changes: mid-life crises and empty nest syndrome.

Male and Female Climacteric Changes in Human Development

6. Male and Female Climacteric Changes in Human Development

During middle age, people's ability to reproduce declines and sometimes even stops. In this lesson, we'll look at climacteric and menopause, in addition to what it's like to go through climacteric changes for both men and women.

Physical Appearance and Sleep Patterns in Late Adulthood

7. Physical Appearance and Sleep Patterns in Late Adulthood

As people age, they experience many changes in their bodies. In this lesson, we'll examine some of the changes in physical appearance that happen in older adulthood, as well as how people's sleeping habits change in late life.

Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories

8. Theories of Aging and Death: Programmed Theories vs. Damage Theories

We all grow old, and we all die. Let's explore the possible forces that are at work in this process. Is it predetermined how fast we will age and when we will die, or is it dependent on the amount of damage our cells are exposed to?

Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

9. 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.

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

10. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.

Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

11. Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

As people age, the community around them becomes more and more important in their lives. Watch this lesson to find out about the importance of a social convoy in late life, as well as the housing options available for seniors.

Achievement in Late Adulthood

12. Achievement in Late Adulthood

For young people, achievement generally centers on work and raising a family. But what happens when you're retired and your family is grown? In this lesson, we'll look at the three types of achievement in late adulthood.

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