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Late Adulthood Psychosocial and Cognitive Development - Chapter Summary
Every stage in life provides different challenges that can shape our psychosocial and cognitive development, and these lessons discuss the changes that happen during late adulthood. As you make your way through the chapter, you can examine concerns about growing older, social factors, health issues, and more.
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- Compare psychosocial theories about aging
- Examine late adulthood major mental health issues
- Duscuss the cognitive development that takes place in late adulthood
- Point out aspects of late adulthood friendships and relationships
- Review counter-tactics of ageism and related stereotypes
- Show how risk factors and other social issues impact late adulthood
1. Psychosocial Theories of Aging
People approach late adulthood and the process of aging differently. In this lesson, we'll examine the three most common psychosocial theories about aging, including the disengagement, activity, and continuity theories.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Friendships in Late Adulthood
Friendships in late life are both similar and different from friendships earlier in life. Watch this lesson to find out what the functions and characteristics of friendship in late adulthood are, as well as how they differ from friendships at other times in life.
5. Relationships in Late Adulthood
As people age, many of their relationships change and develop. In this lesson, we'll examine relationships in late life, including those with adult children, siblings, and spouses, as well as the types of single older adults.
6. Stereotypes in Late Adulthood: Factors of Ageism & Counter-Tactics
As people age, they often have to confront stereotypes that others hold about late life, and some that they themselves hold about older adults. In this lesson, we'll look at stereotypes and the truth about late adulthood.
7. Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact
Late adulthood is often called the 'golden years' of a person's life. But it's not always a positive experience. In this lesson, we'll look at two common issues that occur in late adulthood: poverty and elder abuse.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology course
- Intro to Human Development
- Research Methods for Human Development
- Foundations of Human Development
- Genetic Influences in Human Development
- Overview of Prenatal Development
- Childbirth and the Neonatal Period
- Human Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
- Early Childhood Physical and Cognitive Development
- Early Childhood Psychosocial Development
- Human Development in Middle Childhood
- Adolescent Physical and Sexual Development
- Adolescent Psychosocial Development
- Early Adulthood Physical and Cognitive Development
- Early Adulthood Psychosocial Development
- Middle Adulthood Physical and Cognitive Development
- Middle Adulthood Psychosocial Development
- Late Adulthood Physical Development
- Stages and Psychological Impact of Death and Dying
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