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Ch 17: Middle Adulthood - Physical and Cognitive Development: Homework Help

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The Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Physical changes in middle adulthood
  • Changes in the male and female climacteric
  • Fitness, health and sexual functioning
  • Fluid and crystallized intelligence
  • Growth in cognition in adults
  • Memory and information processing
  • Adult intelligence and creativity

10 Lessons in Chapter 17: Middle Adulthood - Physical and Cognitive Development: Homework Help
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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.

Risk Factors For Divorce

10. Risk Factors For Divorce

In this lesson, you will learn the prevalence and definition of divorce. You will learn the consequences of divorce, as well. The bulk of the lesson will review 10 of the most common risk factors for divorce.

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