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Ch 17: Cognitive & Physical Development in Middle Adulthood: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering life span developmental psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn life span developmental psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding intelligence changes or other topics related to physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on physical or cognitive development in middle adulthood. They're here to help!
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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Male and female climacteric changes
  • Physical changes and sexual functioning in middle adulthood
  • Fluid and crystallized intelligence
  • Information processing and memory in adults
  • Adult creativity and intelligence

13 Lessons in Chapter 17: Cognitive & Physical Development in Middle Adulthood: Help & Review
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Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

1. 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.

Male and Female Climacteric Changes in Human Development

2. 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.

Health and Fitness in Middle Adulthood

3. 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

4. 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.

Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence

5. Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence

Are you better at memorizing facts or at assembling a piece of equipment using a diagram? These two tasks illustrate two different types of intelligence proposed by Raymond Cattell known as 'fluid intelligence' and 'crystallized intelligence.' This lesson covers both types and how each type might change over one's lifespan.

Cognitive Development in Adults

6. 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.

Memory and Information Processing in Adults

7. Memory and Information Processing in Adults

During middle age, many people notice that they aren't as mentally sharp as they once were. During this lesson, we'll look at cognitive abilities that decline in middle adulthood, including information processing and working memory.

Knowledge and Change in Intelligence Over Time

8. Knowledge and Change in Intelligence Over Time

In this lesson, we will look at Raymond Cattell's two types of intelligence: fluid and crystallized. We will also look at convergent and divergent ways of thinking and changes in intelligence over time.

Adult Creativity and Intelligence: Changes with Age

9. 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.

Working Memory Training

10. Working Memory Training

Tips, tricks and different training methods to assist in improving your working memory will be explored and explained. Just like you work out your muscles, stretch them, and test their limits, there are exercises for your brain too!

ADHD in Adult Women: Symptoms & Differences

11. ADHD in Adult Women: Symptoms & Differences

Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a brain-development genetic condition that begins in childhood, includes poor concentration, distraction, and impulsivity. Solutions for adult women include medications and learning new ways to organize tasks and activities.

Hot Flashes: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

12. Hot Flashes: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Hot flashes are common in menopausal women, yet they are difficult to describe and the causes are hard to pin down. This lesson gives information about hot flashes and how to minimize their effects.

How to Improve Self-Esteem in Adults

13. How to Improve Self-Esteem in Adults

It is not uncommon for adults to have self-esteem issues. This lesson will define self-esteem, identify possible causes of low self-esteem, and provide some suggestions on how to improve self-esteem in adults.

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