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Chapter 10: Becoming and Adult

by: Siân L'Roy

Chapter 10: Becoming and Adult Psych 2314

Siân L'Roy


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This chapter covers how different cultures have different rite of passages. It also explains males are more likely to die earlier than women. And the risk factors of smoking and alcohol.
Developmental Psychology
Dr. Vince Limbo
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Date Created: 08/18/16
Chapter X: Becoming an Adult Transition to an Adult  Based on o Age o Ability to buy alcohol legally o Financially self­sufficient Role Transitions  Criteria vary widely from culture to culture o Rite of passage  Christian­ Confirmation  Judaism­ Mitzvahs  Latin America­ Quinceanera  Marriage  Demonstrate behavioral self­control  Intimacy vs. Isolation (Erikson’s) Functioning  Physically peaks between 20 to 30 years of age  Sensory Acuity o Vision and hearing  Accidents leading cause of death  Men are 2.5 times more likely to die as women o Men are more likely to have more auto accidents o Women are more likely to have cancer  African American and Latino males have 2.5 times more likely to die than European  American males  Asian and Pacific Islander males are half the rate than European American males  Two most important influences on health o Socioeconomic status o Education Risk Factors  Smoking o 400,000 die each year o Quit smoking approaches o Nonsmokers (second hand smoke)  Alcohol Chapter X: Becoming an Adult o Binge drinking o Addiction  Tolerance= endurance  DT­ Delirium termers  Blackout  Withdrawal symptoms  Passing out  Equivalent o 12 [12] ounces of beer o 5[7] ounces of wine o 1[1.5] ounces of alcohol  Raises blood alcohol levels by .03  Takes two [one] hours to process out of the body  Social o Income level o Education o Gender o Ethnicity


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