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Types of Development in Adults - Chapter Summary
If you are looking for a study resource that can strengthen your understanding of various types of development in adults, you've reached the right place. This chapter's entertaining online lessons can quickly and effectively boost your comprehension of physical, cognitive and social development, emotional changes and sensory perception in adults. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Discuss physical, psychological and emotional changes in adults
- Describe physical and health issues associated with early adulthood
- List signs of aging and other forms of physical development in middle adulthood
- Examine sensory and motor changes in late adulthood
- Define sensory thresholds and discuss changes in sensory perception with age
- Explain cognitive development in adults and individuals in late adulthood
- Provide details about self-concept and social development in adults
The fun lessons in this chapter are available in two formats: short videos and full transcripts. Videos present lesson materials in an engaging visual format and are accompanied by clickable timelines that let you skip to key lesson topics. Full transcripts allow you to read the lessons as texts and can be viewed online or printed to review at a later time. All lessons are paired with mini quizzes that test your knowledge of development in adults.
1. Physical, Psychological and Emotional Changes in Adults
As an adult you establish a unique identity, reach the proverbial midlife crisis, and eventually succumb to old age. In this lesson, learn about the physical, psychological, and emotional changes that take place along this journey.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood
As people age, their senses change and dull. But why does this happen? In this lesson, we'll examine the changes in the brain and nervous system that cause a decline in sensory perception in later life.
5. Aging and Sensory Perception: Changes in Sensory Thresholds
What are sensory thresholds? How does sensory perception change with age? This lesson will answer these questions and teach you even more about sensory changes in late adulthood.
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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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