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Week 13 PSYC 201 Lifespan Development

by: Samantha Fore

Week 13 PSYC 201 Lifespan Development PSYC 201

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Samantha Fore
Ivy Tech Community College
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These notes cover week 13 (chapter 15) of a lifespan development course.
Lifespan Human Development
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Psychology, lifespan development, PSYC 201, Human Development
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Date Created: 01/06/16
Chapter 15 Climacteric­ term used to describe the adult period during which reproductive capacity  decline or is lost Selective optimization with compensation­ process of balancing the gains and losses  associated with aging Episodic memories­ recollections of personal events; easier to forget Semantic memories­ general knowledge Menopause­ cessation of monthly menstrual cycles in middle­aged women Premenopausal phase­ during which estrogen levels fall somewhat, menstrual periods are  less regular, and ovulatory cycles begin to occur Perimenopausal phase­ during which estrogen and progesterone levels are erratic,  menstrual cycles may be very irregular, and women begin to experience symptoms like  hot flashes Postmenopausal phase­ the last stage of menopause beginning when a woman has had no  periods for a year or more Osteoporosis­ loss of bone mass with age, resulting in more brittle and porous bones Cardiovascular disease­ set of disease processes in the heart and circulatory system;  leading cause for death Risk factors for heart disease and cancer­ smoking, blood pressure, weight, cholesterol,  inactivity, diet, alcohol, and hereditary Role of exercise­ those who are psychically active have lower mortality rates over the  next 20­30 years than those who are less active  Use it or Lose it­ adults who engage in intellectually challenging activities show fewer  losses in cognitive skills than those who do not


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