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Ch 20: Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood: Help & Review

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The Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of psychosocial and cognitive development in late 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 psychosocial and cognitive development in late 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 aging or other topics related to psychosocial and cognitive development in late 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 psychosocial and cognitive development in late 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 Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Late 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 Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on psychosocial and cognitive development in late adulthood. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

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

  • Achievement for older adults
  • Major mental health concerns
  • Influences on development
  • Spirituality and the role of religion
  • Relationships and challenges for older adults

20 Lessons in Chapter 20: Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood: Help & Review
Theories of Aging: Structural-Functional, Symbolic-Interaction & Social-Conflict

1. Theories of Aging: Structural-Functional, Symbolic-Interaction & Social-Conflict

The process of aging can be explained and better understood through three perspectives. This lesson will cover the structural-functional, symbolic-interaction and social-conflict perspectives of aging as well as the associated theories that function within those perspectives.

Psychosocial Theories of Aging

2. 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.

Major Mental Health Concerns in Late Adulthood

3. 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

4. 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.

Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

5. Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

As people age, they go through many changes, both positive and negative. In this lesson, we'll look at the major influences on development in late adulthood, including normative and non-normative change.

Spirituality, Religiosity, and Aesthetics

6. Spirituality, Religiosity, and Aesthetics

As people age, they have a lot to deal with. This is part of the reason that spirituality and religion are so important to older adults. In this lesson, we'll examine what spirituality, religion and aesthetics can offer aging adults.

Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

7. Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

As people age, the community around them becomes more and more important in their lives. Watch this lesson to find out about the importance of a social convoy in late life, as well as the housing options available for seniors.

Friendships in Late Adulthood

8. 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.

Relationships in Late Adulthood

9. 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.

Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood

10. Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood

During later life, romantic partnerships are different from partnerships in earlier life. Watch this lesson to find out more about marriage, cohabitation, remarriage, and divorce in later life, including their unique benefits and challenges.

Achievement in Late Adulthood

11. Achievement in Late Adulthood

For young people, achievement generally centers on work and raising a family. But what happens when you're retired and your family is grown? In this lesson, we'll look at the three types of achievement in late aduldethood.

The Stages of Retirement: Psychological Effects & Examples

12. The Stages of Retirement: Psychological Effects & Examples

Many workers assume that retirement is the end point, but it's really just another phase in life. As such, retirees often go through certain stages. In this lesson, we'll examine each stage, from pre-retirement to the end of retirement.

Ego Integrity vs. Despair

13. Ego Integrity vs. Despair

During late adulthood, many people reflect on their lives. In this lesson, we'll examine the crisis of ego identity versus despair that people face in later life, including the three tasks that must be accomplished to reach ego identity.

Stereotypes in Late Adulthood: Factors of Ageism & Counter-Tactics

14. 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.

Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

15. Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

There are many challenges that we face as we age. In this lesson, we discuss three of the larger challenges that have been identified by sociologists: retirement, ageism, and social isolation.

Alcohol, Drug, and Prescription Abuse in Late Adulthood

16. Alcohol, Drug, and Prescription Abuse in Late Adulthood

Late adulthood is a time of great change and adjustment. Due to changes in a person's body and life situation, substance abuse can be a real issue for some people. Watch this lesson to find out more about substance abuse in late adulthood.

Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact

17. 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.

Activity or Implicit Theory of Aging

18. Activity or Implicit Theory of Aging

The activity theory of aging proposes that aging adults need to stay active and maintain social interactions in order to age successfully. In this lesson, we will learn about the activity theory of aging, how it differs from the disengagement theory of aging, and more.

History of Age Discrimination

19. History of Age Discrimination

Discrimination is not limited to race or sex. In this lesson, we'll talk about the history of age discrimination and see what the law has to say about this issue today.

Retirement Age History

20. Retirement Age History

Retirement is the goal of nearly all working people. In this lesson, we'll talk about the history of retirement in the United States, and see how the retirement age has changed over time

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