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Early Adulthood. Cognitive Development. Piaget’s Formal Operation stage Postformal thought Perry’s theory-dualistic thinking-dividing information Relativistic thinking-not absolute truth but multiple truths. Schaie’s theory.

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Cognitive development
Cognitive Development

  • Piaget’s Formal Operation stage

  • Postformal thought

  • Perry’s theory-dualistic thinking-dividing information

  • Relativistic thinking-not absolute truth but multiple truths


Schaie s theory
Schaie’s theory

  • Acquisitive stage (childhood and adolescence)-knowledge acquisition

  • Achieving stage-(early adulthood)

  • People must adapt their cognitive skills to situations that profound effect on long-term goals

  • Focus on applying knowledge to everyday life


Early adulthood

  • Physical Changes

    • Change in lifestyle

      • Stress

      • Hypertension

      • Heart disease

      • Substance abuse

      • Smoking

      • Alcohol

      • obesity

    • Focus on exercise and diet for healthy lifestyle


Immune system
Immune system

  • T cells-form in the born marrow and mature in the thymus and attack antigens

  • The immune system increases during adolescence and decreases after 20 years of age


Reproduction
Reproduction

  • Increase of first births in women in 30s

  • Age affects male reproductive capacity especially after 40


Selecting a vocation
Selecting a vocation

  • Fantasy period

  • Tentative period

  • Realistic period

  • Gender stereotypes-table 13.2


Emotional development
Emotional Development

  • Table 14.1

  • Intimacy vs. isolation

  • Careers

  • Intimacy

  • Age 30 transition

  • Social clock

  • Mate selection


More emotional development
More Emotional Development

  • Friendships

  • Leaving home

  • Starting families

  • Parenthood

  • Divorce

  • Childlessness

  • Establishing a career