Flashcards in Development in Late Life Deck (14):
What is the life expectancy in Australia?
78 for males
83 for females
What is the increase in life expectancy due to?
Declines in death especially from cardiovascular disease
What are the leading causes of death in Australia?
Chronic heart disease
What is the life expectancy for Indigenous Australians?
56 for males
63 for females
At what age are you considered to be "ageing"?
What domains does ageing affect?
View of self/personality
How does inter individual variability change with age?
In which groups are age effects smaller?
In which tasks is there a slowing with ageing?
Speed of response a factor
What type of memory typically declines with age?
How does fluid and crystallised intelligence change with age?
Fluid intelligence declines more than crystallised
What is Erikson's developmental task in late life?
Conflict: ego integrity vs despair
Solution: construct coherent and meaningful life history
How does personality change through older age?