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HDFS 312, notes from 1.22-1.28

by: Shelby Creech

HDFS 312, notes from 1.22-1.28 HDFS 312

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Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging
Allison Bielak
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This 3 page Bundle was uploaded by Shelby Creech on Saturday January 30, 2016. The Bundle belongs to HDFS 312 at Colorado State University taught by Allison Bielak in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging in Human Development at Colorado State University.


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Date Created: 01/30/16
HDFS 312 01/26/2016 ▯ Notes: ▯ Lifespan developments:  Interactive Forces that shape development:  Biological :genes, physiology, biological changes (arthritis)  Psychological: personality, what makes us who we are  Sociocultural: society, culture, family, friends, people around us  Lifecycle: Where in the person’s life span are they that this is occurring (what age)  Biopsychosocial framework (all four of those ^)  Focus on the individual Considerations in development:  Genetic vs. environmental cause o Nature vs. nurture o (little kid with eye patch to strengthen the other eye)  Stable vs. change  Continuous vs. discontinuous (step-wise)  Universal vs. context-specific o Achieved regardless of context o Language acquisition, walking ▯ ▯ Influences on Development: 1. Normative Age-graded influences o Events or experiences that occur for most people at a certain age (puberty) o Biological clock o Social clock (going through the process of getting driver’s license) o Psychological clock (development of frontal lobe makes us risker) 2. Normative History-graded influences: o Associated with history, experienced by members of that specific cohort  Biological  Sociocultural, psychological  Influence varies based on age at time of event o Own history graded influencing our cohort: terrorist attacks (conspiracy, views on government, outside people coming in, being aware of things), not feeling safe in school, technology (relying on it too often and how accessible it is), equality (gay marriage, women’s rights, transgender), global warming and saving the planet (“saving ourselves”) 3. Non-normative influences: o Random, rare events unique to a specific person  Positive and negative events o The timing is more rare than the actual event:  Death of a spouse-rare occurrence if going to be a widow o Layers of influence on development  Stage of life (age normative)  Cohort (history-graded)  Rare events (non-normative) o Development is individualized Different types of aging:  Primary aging: o Normal, diseases free development during adulthood  hair greying  Secondary aging: o Disease, detrimental life styles or environmental factors  Tanning in sun beds = excessive wrinkling  Smoking  Arthritis, dementia  Tertiary aging: o Rapid loss of physical and cognitive functioning just before death  Terminal Drop  Chronological age (Calendar) o More valuable indicator the younger you are  Biological age (physiological) o Health, functioning of systems and organs  Psychological age (deal with environment) o Cope with environment, problem solving ability, memory, maturity, responsibility  Social/sociocultural age (social roles and expectations) o Roles, behavior and language using. o Widow at 45 is an old social role than expected o Kids at 40 is a younger social role than expected  Perceived age: (personal impression)  Chronological age typical in studies  Age types don’t always match up Iclicker: ▯ ▯


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