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Chapter 20. Biolosocial Development in Middle Adulthood. Michael Hoerger. Types of Aging. Primary Menopause: 1 year after last menstrual period Reduced estrogen  Osteoporosis, brittle bones due to loss of calcium Increased fat in arteries  heart disease Secondary

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chapter 20

Chapter 20

Biolosocial Development inMiddle Adulthood

Michael Hoerger

types of aging
Types of Aging

Primary

  • Menopause: 1 year after last menstrual period
    • Reduced estrogen  Osteoporosis, brittle bones due to loss of calcium
    • Increased fat in arteries  heart disease

Secondary

  • Smoking, drinking, having a poor diet, failing to exercise
disability
Disability
  • 50% of people over 75
  • Long-term difficulties performing normal activities, due to a physical/mental condition
  • Temporarily able-bodied (TABs):
    • Eventually everyone will be disabled (or dead)
    • Every ability you currently have will someday be gone
measuring health
Measuring Health
  • Life years
  • Quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)
  • Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)
    • Opposite of QALY
  • Social policy involves trying to maximize QALYs per dollar
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Michael Hoerger

To cite this textbook:

  • Berger, K. (2005). The developing person through the lifespan. New York: Worth.

To cite this lecture:

  • Hoerger, M. (2007, April 4). Developmental Psychology: Middle Adulthood Biosocial Development. Presented at a PSY 220 lecture at Central Michigan University.
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