When supportive, knowledgeable, encouraging people visited low-income mothers, there was an
Harvey recently lost his job. What impact might this have on Harvey’s sexual desire?
Compared to novices, experts typically
The research design that involves testing groups of subjects of different ages multiple times and comparing their scores with their own scores in previous periods in addition to the scores of new groups of adults of the same ages is called
According to the text, what two factors protect health?
The Flynn effect is MOST likely due to changes in
When developmentalists use the term “expert,” they usually mean a person who
After children have grown, MOST couples find that
When driving, adults are _____ distracted by talking on a cell phone _____ to a passenger.
Longitudinal research on intelligence found that IQ scores
Adulthood covers the four decades of life between ages _____ and
The first visible signs of senescence are usually observed in a person’s
All of the following contribute to the development of expertise EXCEPT
The most crucial cognitive difference between a skilled person and an unskilled person may be
The average age of menopause is about _____ years.
Major stressors and daily hassles
Since they are called on to help both the older and younger generations of the family adults have been called the
A problem with cross-sectional research is that
The Flynn effect refers to the
What are the odds that a person will inherit the dominant gene for Alzheimer disease?
Current objective research data from a large, randomly selected sample of same-sex partners is
A study of women in the United States aged 40 and older found that
The Big Five personality traits
People in Maslow’s third level on the hierarchy of needs seek
In an aging brain
Which statement about personality is accurate?
About _____ of all U.S. marriages are remarriages for at least one partner.
Over the long run, _____ intelligence is prized whenever life circumstances change or new challenges arise.
The Flynn effect refers to the _____.
Regular exercise helps adults in all these ways EXCEPT _____.
One of the MOST influential factors in divorce is _____.
Evelyn divorced three years ago. Upon remarriage, Evelyn is likely to experience a decrease in _____.
Paula is a middle‐aged doctor who is an expert at laser eye surgery for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness). She graduated from medical school 35 years ago. Daryl is a young doctor who also does the surgery; he graduated from medical school 5 years ago. According to the textbook, who would likely be the better choice for operating on your eyes?
At what age is an individual likely to experience the slowest sexual arousal?
Which vision change is NOT associated with aging?
Research has found that screening for prostate cancer has led to overdiagnosis, negative biopsies, and surgery to remove prostate cancer that would not have spread, which has resulted in _____ morbidity.
Harold, who is 55 years old, didn’t realize how much his physical appearance had changed until he saw a picture of himself taken 20 years ago. Harold’s gradual change in physical appearance was due to _____.
One study found that those who retired from challenging work often _____ intellectual power and those who left dull jobs often _____ intellectual power.
When a factory closed, Benito lost his job of 20 years. He is 39 years old. Finding a new job will be stressful because _____.
In which of these situations would an individual MOST likely engage in religious coping?
Marie is 50 years old. Which activity is likely most difficult for her to do?
A college student who does well on multiple‐choice and essay exams likely is high in _____.
Which of the following is an example of a relatively modern cognitive artifact?
Baltes and Baltes found that adults use their intellectual strengths to offset their age‐related declining abilities through the process of _____.
Those who know her describe Matilda as a kind, helpful, and easygoing person. She is high on which of the Big Five traits?
Practical intelligence, one form of Sternberg’s intelligences, would be needed to _____.
Results from Schaie’s study revealed that more recent generations of women have higher IQ scores than did earlier generations of women due in part to _____.
A drop in sex hormones in a woman’s bloodstream along with cessation of ovulation and menstruation signals _____.
A long‐term committed partnership correlates with health and happiness throughout adulthood and late adulthood. For most people, then, _____ is the crucial aspect of love in a partnership.
What might an older adult in the workplace perceive as a micro‐aggression?