Ch 13: MTTC Psychology: Adult Growth and Development

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We can help you review information about adult growth and development in preparation for the MTTC Psychology exam. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you different approaches to learning the material.

MTTC Psychology: Adult Growth and Development - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your recollection of adult growth and development as you prepare for the MTTC Psychlogy exam. The videos cover all the information you will be tested on, including:

  • Physical development, reproduction and health in early adulthood
  • Self-concept
  • Post-formal thought
  • Physical development, health and fitness, and sexual functioning in middle adulthood
  • Adult stages of cognitive development
  • Life expectancy and life span
  • Health, fitness and sexuality, and mental health issues in late adulthood

Our experienced instructors review all aspects of the topic, highlighting the most important points. By using our multiple didactic approaches, learning the material becomes simpler and more fun.

MTTC Psychology: Adult Growth and Development Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Psychology Exam evaluates your knowledge and understanding of all the different areas within the field of psychology. A passing score of 220 on this test is necessary to become licensed as a teacher in the state of Michigan. The topics in this Adult Growth and Development chapter are part of the Human Development test section which is worth 18% of the whole score. By taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany each video lesson, you can test your understanding of the material and get an idea of the kinds of questions that will be asked on the actual exam.

There are 100 multiple-choice questions on this exam, which is administered as a paper-and-pencil assessment or taken by computer. You will be asked to read a passage or question and then select the single correct answer from several choices.

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: MTTC Psychology: Adult Growth and Development
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Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

1. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

Reproduction in Early Adulthood

2. Reproduction in Early Adulthood

In their twenties and thirties, many people have children. However, it doesn't always go smoothly. In this lesson, we will explore sex and reproduction in early adulthood, including changes in sex drives and reproductive issues, like infertility.

Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

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.

Postformal Thought in Cognitive Development

4. Postformal Thought in Cognitive Development

How do people continue to develop in adulthood? Watch this lesson to discover how adults develop cognitively, including how they become postformal thinkers, and what relativistic thinking and dialectical reasoning involve.

Life Influences on Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood

5. 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.

Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

6. 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.

Health and Fitness in Middle Adulthood

7. Health and Fitness in Middle Adulthood

As people age, new health issues can arise. Watch this lesson to find out more about the two most common causes of death in middle age - cancer and cardiovascular disease - and how fitness and personality can combat them.

Sexual Functioning in Middle Adulthood

8. Sexual Functioning in Middle Adulthood

Sexuality is an important part of most adults' lives. But what happens when things change? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the changes regarding sex that often occur in middle age, including sexual dysfunction and changes in the frequency of sex.

Cognitive Development in Adults

9. 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.

Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

10. Life Expectancy and Life Span: Definition & Factors

Everyone wants to live forever, but the truth is that we all have only a limited time to be alive. In this lesson, we'll look at life expectancy and life span, as well as factors that can influence how long a person lives.

Health, Fitness, and Sexuality in Late Adulthood

11. Health, Fitness, and Sexuality in Late Adulthood

As people age, their bodies change. But what does that mean in terms of health, fitness, and sexuality? Watch this lesson for information on how diet and exercise impact health and how sexuality changes in late life.

Major Mental Health Concerns in Late Adulthood

12. 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.

Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood

13. 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.

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