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Human Growth & Development in Adulthood - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of human growth and development in adulthood. You can get a better understanding of midlife crises, fluid intelligence, and multi-infarct dementia. You can also boost your knowledge of different cognitive abilities that increase and decrease with age. After completing the chapter, you should be ready to:
- Discuss the emotional and mental development of adulthood and aging
- Explain how cognitive abilities change as people age and cognitive problems that can result
- Describe how the self-concept of adults changes over time
- Recall what happens to a person's IQ as they age
These lessons help you quickly grasp the topics presented on human growth and development in adulthood, and our instructors facilitate an engaging learning experience. A full written transcript accompanies each video, which is great if you prefer text-based learning. A short quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge.
1. Adult and Older Adult Development Theories
What kinds of development do adults go through? In this lesson, we will look at four psychologists who discuss the ways adults develop emotionally and mentally.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Adult Creativity and Intelligence: Changes with Age
Does IQ increase as we get older? Does it decrease? Does it remain the same? Explore the different ways to answer these questions and discover the roles of crystallized and fluid intelligence in this lesson.
5. 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.
6. Major Mental Health Concerns in Late Adulthood
Everyone forgets things sometimes, but as people age, they often have trouble with memory and other cognitive processes. Watch this lesson to find out more about two types of thinking problems, frontotemporal and multi-infarct dementia.
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