In this lecture, our instructor Charles Schallhorn introduces Gould's stages of development, goes over Levinson's Challenges, and emerging adulthood. Schallhorn talks about female middle-age issues, male middle-age issues, gerontology, physical and sex development, physical and cognitive changes, gender and gender roles, and the Bem Gender Schema Theory. He also discusses dying, death and bereavement, the stages of reaction to dying, and finishes with review questions.
Several theorists have examined adult development and proposed various sets of crises or stages that teens and adults go through
Gerontology is the study of aging and its effects
Fluid abilities are those requiring speed or rapid learning; based on perceptual and motor abilities; may decrease with age; tends to decrease through late adulthood
Crystallized Abilities are learned (accumulated) knowledge and skills; vocabulary and basic facts;’ tends to increase with age
Two commonly used methods within developmental psychology are cross-sectional and longitudinal
Gender is a culturally created construct, masculine and feminine, and cultural roles are quite important in a development of self
Sandra Ben created a gender acquisition theory whereby gender schemas develop through an individual’s observation of societal classifications of masculinity and femininity, which are evidenced in human anatomy, social roles, and characteristics.
Elizabeth Kübler-Ross developed a now discredited set of stages a dying person goes through
Development, Part V
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
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