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Flashcards in Middle Adulthood Deck (14):
1

What is primary ageing?

Normal age-related changes

2

What is secondary ageing?

Effects of illness or disease

3

Where does physical functioning peak?

Early adulthood, plateaus - then declines

4

What is crystallised intelligence?

Learned processes, stored responses
Remains rel stable with age

5

What is fluid intelligence?

Info processing in new situations
Reasoning ability
Declines from early adulthood

6

What is practical intelligence?

Application of intellectual skills

7

What is expertise?

Specialised experiences and knowledge in specific domain - accumulates with age

8

What are the 'big five' dimensions of personality?

Neuroticism (neg emotions)
Extroversion (sociabilty)
Openness to experience
Agreeableness (trust, sympathy)
Conscientiousness (organisation)

9

What is Erikson's Theories of mid adulthood?

Generativity (reaching out, guiding next gen) vs Stagnation (self-centered, no involvement)

10

What are the two types of generative acts?

Agentic - self but for community
Communal - for community

11

What does parental imperative mean?

Trad. gender roles maintained until kids left --> then an opportunity to explore self and other aspects of personality.

12

What are some work concerns of mid adulthood?

Plateauing
Role conflict
Workaholism
U shaped job satisfaction
Middlescence
Discrimination - 'glass ceiling'

13

What is associated with empty-nest?

Improved wellbeing, marital satisfaction, time of opportunity and change, role reversal and exploration

14

What are most mid adults becoming?

Caregivers for young and old
Grandparents