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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


Biolosocial development in middle adulthood

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.