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Developmental Psychology. Chapter 17: Cognitive Development. Practical Problem Solving Abilities. Adults continue to develop practical problem solving skills These skills don’t peak until the late 40’s ________________________________________________________

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Developmental psychology

Developmental Psychology

Chapter 17: Cognitive Development


Practical problem solving abilities
Practical Problem Solving Abilities

  • Adults continue to develop practical problem solving skills

    • These skills don’t peak until the late 40’s

  • ________________________________________________________

    • These skills peak near the late 20’s

  • And when comparing younger and older adults….older adults seem better at solving practical problems of everyday living.


Problem finding the next level
Problem Finding: The Next Level

  • Is there thinking beyond the formal stage?

    • A fifth stage is sometimes discussed in psychology

      • _____________________________

        • Problem finding stage

          • A type of thinking that requires us to discover problems that have yet to be identified

          • To formulate these problems

          • And to begin questioning these problems

          • Awareness of contradictions


Memory
Memory

  • Memory as Information Processing

    • similar to a computer

      • write to file

      • save to disk

      • read from disk

  • _______________________

    • the processing of information into the memory system

    • i.e., extracting meaning


Memory1
Memory

  • ______________________

    • the retention of encoded information over time

  • ______________________

    • process of getting information out of memory

    • Video


Declines in memory
Declines in Memory

  • In general declines in memory are apparent throughout development.

    • More specifically declines in sensory memory are more apparent

      • ____________________________________________

      • Followed by visual memory

      • Auditory memory maintains well with the greatest declines after 50.

      • Long term memory is often affected as well

      • Age However is not always the best correlate of these declines…many other factors play a role in these declines.


How s your memory
How’s Your Memory

  • Which way does Hamilton face on the

    ten dollar bill?

  • Right or Left?

  • How about Washington on the one dollar bill?

  • Right or Left?


How do older adults perform on tests
How Do Older Adults Perform on Tests?

  • First of all what’s the difference between recall and recognition?

  • ________________________________________________________________________________________

  • Recall scores decline with age.


Alzheimer s disease
Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Video 1

  • Video 2

  • Video 3

  • Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. This incurable, degenerative, and terminal disease was first described by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him.

  • Generally it is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age,although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier.

  • An estimated _______ million people worldwide had Alzheimer's in 2006; this number may quadruple by 2050


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