Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Life-Span Development Chapter

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Life-Span Development Chapter"— Presentation transcript:

1 Life-Span Development Chapter

2 Adolescence: Transition period from childhood to adulthood From puberty (the start of sexual maturation) to independence

3 Puberty & Physical Development
The period of sexual maturation where the person becomes capable of reproducing Starts at approximately age 11 in females and age 13 in males Major growth spurt

4 Sexual Characteristics

5 Primary Sex Characteristics
The body structures that make sexual reproduction possible Reproductive organs Ovaries in females Testes in males

6 Secondary Sex Characteristics
Nonreproductive sexual characteristics Breasts and hip development in females Voice quality and facial hair in males

7 Early Adulthood Transitions and the Social Clock

8 Stages of Adulthood

9 Social Clock Culturally (society’s) preferred timing of social events such as marriage, parenthood, and retirement The “best” timing for certain life events The timing varies from culture to culture.

10 Physical Changes and Transitions: Middle Adulthood’s Physical Changes

11 Menopause When the menstrual cycle ends
Also refers to the biological changes a woman experiences as her ability to reproduce declines Usually occurs between age 45 and 55 Does not usually lead to depression

12 Physical Changes and Transitions: Later Adulthood’s Physical Changes

13 Physical Changes: Vision, Smell, Hearing

14 Physical Changes: Hearing

15 Physical Changes and Transitions: Diseases Related to Aging

16 Alzheimer’s Disease A progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized by gradual deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and finally, physical functioning

17 Senile Dementia Mental disintegration that accompanies alcoholism, tumor, stroke, aging, and most often, Alzheimer's disease

18 Senile Dementia

19 Cognitive Changes and Transitions: Memory

20 Aging and Memory

21 Cognitive Changes and Transitions: Intelligence

22 Fluid Intelligence Ability to reason speedily and abstractly
Can be used to solve novel logic problems Declines as people get older

23 Crystallized Intelligence
Accumulated knowledge and verbal skills Tends to increase with age

24 Age and Verbal/Nonverbal Intelligence

25 Social Changes and Transitions
Module 16: Adult and Aging

26 Commitment to Love An important factor in adult happiness
Lasting love includes: Intimate self-disclosure Shared emotional and material support Similar interests and values

27 Commitment to Children
Children result in a change in the marital relationship Potential disagreement on the division of labor with children

28 Empty Nest The change married couples go through as a result of their children leaving home Not necessarily a negative event for couples

29 Overall Life Satisfaction
Most studies show the elderly as happy and satisfied with life. People tend to mellow with age. Most regrets focus on what the person didn’t do rather than mistakes they have made in life.

30 Overall Life Satisfaction

31 Reactions to Death Reactions to death are different from culture to culture. Attitudes toward death and dying are changing in the United States more openness facing death with dignity; hospice helps

32 The End

33 Name of Concept Use this slide to add a concept to the presentation

34 Name of Concept Use this slide to add a table, chart, clip art, picture, diagram, or video clip. Delete this box when finished

Download ppt "Life-Span Development Chapter"

Similar presentations

Ads by Google