Chapter 15. Physical & Cognitive development in Middle Adulthood . Middle adulthood Ages 40-65- arbitrary age range Satisfaction Relationships with family and friends Work leisure Leisure Finances Physical/mental health Religious/spiritual lives. Physical changes
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Physical & Cognitive development in Middle Adulthood
Fluid intelligence- ability to solve problems requiring little or no previous knowledge decline with age
Crystallized intelligence- ability to remember and use information acquired over lifetime- less impact
With experience, information processing and fluid intelligence become encapsulated (dedicated) to specific types of knowledge. Processing time may slow, but competence remains.
Engaging in activities requiring thought and strategy and recall retain memory and skills longer
Creativity remains intact!
Biology, personal, social and cultural forces