1. Middle Adulthood
    The developmental period that begins at approximately 40 to 45 years of age and extends to about 60-65 years of age
  2. Chronic Disorders
    Disorders that are characterized by slow onset and long duration. They are rare in early adulthood, they increase during middle adulthood, and they become common in late adulthood
  3. Climacteric
    the midlife transition in which fertility declines
  4. Perimenopause
    is the transitional period from normal menstrual periods to no mentrual periods at all, which often takes up to 10 years
  5. Crystallized Intelligence
    Accumulated information and verbal skills, which increases in middle adulthood
  6. Fluid Intelligence
    The ability to reason abstractly, which begins to decline from middle adulthood on
  7. Seattle Longitudinal Study
    main focus is individual change and stability in intelligence, most thourough exmaination of how people develop and change as they go through adulthood years
Card Set
Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood