Flashcards in Middle Adulthood Deck (14):
What is primary ageing?
Normal age-related changes
What is secondary ageing?
Effects of illness or disease
Where does physical functioning peak?
Early adulthood, plateaus - then declines
What is crystallised intelligence?
Learned processes, stored responses
Remains rel stable with age
What is fluid intelligence?
Info processing in new situations
Declines from early adulthood
What is practical intelligence?
Application of intellectual skills
What is expertise?
Specialised experiences and knowledge in specific domain - accumulates with age
What are the 'big five' dimensions of personality?
Neuroticism (neg emotions)
Openness to experience
Agreeableness (trust, sympathy)
What is Erikson's Theories of mid adulthood?
Generativity (reaching out, guiding next gen) vs Stagnation (self-centered, no involvement)
What are the two types of generative acts?
Agentic - self but for community
Communal - for community
What does parental imperative mean?
Trad. gender roles maintained until kids left --> then an opportunity to explore self and other aspects of personality.
What are some work concerns of mid adulthood?
U shaped job satisfaction
Discrimination - 'glass ceiling'
What is associated with empty-nest?
Improved wellbeing, marital satisfaction, time of opportunity and change, role reversal and exploration