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Notes for the week of 2/23

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Notes for the week of 2/23 20100-02

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These should cover everything for Tuesday of class.
Proseminar in Development
Brandy Bessette-Symons
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Psychology, development




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by jsmith22 on Sunday February 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 20100-02 at Ithaca College taught by Brandy Bessette-Symons in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 44 views. For similar materials see Proseminar in Development in Psychlogy at Ithaca College.


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Date Created: 02/28/16
● Physical Development in Early and Middle Adulthood  ○ Early Adulthood­ Development complete  ■ Mature brain wave patterns  ■ Coordination continues  ○ Middle Adulthood­ Lifestyle choices begin to catch up, EX. Smoking  ■ Senescence­ deterioration with age  ● becomes more apparent  ■ Emotional reaction to personal physical changes  ● Change of self concept  ● Late Adulthood  ○ Gerontology­ study of people over 60  ○ Primary Aging­ universal, irreversible aging due to genetic programming  ○ Secondary aging­ individual factor that deteriorate the body  ■ Illness and health habits  ■ Other Individual factors, EX. drug use  ○ Outward aging­ changes you can physically see or feel  ■ Loss of hair pigment, greying  ■ Elasticity and collagen loss  ■ Shrinking and change in posture, as much as 4 inches  ■ Thinning cartilage  ○ Physical double standard­ old mean are seen as experienced and handsome; old  women are seen as simply old (in a negative way of course)  ○ Osteoporosis­ Thinning of the bones  ■ 25% of women over 60 yrs  ■ Leading cause of broken bones in elderly women  ■ partly due to lack of exercise, calcium, and vitamin D  ○ Demographics of aging  ■ chronological­ age in years  ■ Functional­ age by what you are still able to do  ■     Chronological Age  Functional Age  Young­old  60­74  active  old­old  75­84  some issues,  continue activities of  daily living  oldest ­old  84­ on  Need care  ● Changes in Internal Function  ○ Digestive changes  ■ Gastric juices change  ○ Muscular changes  ■ decrease in strength  ■ decrease in control  ○ Significant hormonal changes in women  ○ Arthrosclerosis­ buildup of fat in arteries, leads to clots  ■ heart attacks­ clot it cardiac arteries  ■ strokes­ clot in arteries feeding the brain  ○ Structures of the brain change  ● Nervous System and Brain  ○ Neurons  ■ 100­200 billion  ■ Synapse­ space between neurons, where neurotransmitters are released  and accepted  ■ Dendritic growth­ how neurons develop; connections with networks of  other neurons  ■ Neural Migration­ Neurons move thru the brain to proper area for best  function  ■ Neuronal pruning­ get rid of unneeded or non functioning neurons    ■ Synaptic pruning­ get rid of useless synapses between neurons  ● Studying Development  ○ Plasticity­ brain changes according to the environment  ■ Differences between control and enriched, stimulating environment for  development  ○ Lateralization­ specialization of function between hemispheres of the brain  ■ Each hemisphere of the brain perform different thought function  ● Right Brain­ left hand control, Creativity, spatial awareness  ● Left Brain­ right hand control, language, mathematics  ■ Gender related lateralization   ● Females are more likely to have bilateral language functions  ● Genetic gender predisposition to functioning differences  ● Environmental differences in encouragement for verbal skills  ○ girls are more encouraged to speak therefore they have  better speech patterns  ○ Brain growth and Cognitive Development   ■ Myelin increases in preschool  ● Growth spurt= cognitive advances  ● Reticular formation­ attention and concentration  ● Hippocampus­ learning and memory  ● Cerebellum and Cerebral cortex­ Motor skills  ■ Myelin increase in adolescence   ● Prefrontal cortex­ sophisticated reasoning, impulse inhibition,  communication with other areas of the brain 


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