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1.Distinguish between primary and secondary aging.
2.List habits associated with good health.
3.Summarize the changes in the brain and nervous system in early adulthood.
4.Identify the physical changes that take place in early adulthood.
5.Trace the pattern of age and peak sports performance.
6.Summarize the research on assisted reproductive technology.
7.Describe the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases during early adulthood.
8.Identify health habits and personal factors that have long-term effects.
9.Identify the issues involved in intimate partner abuse.
10.Identify the risks to mental health in young adulthood.
11.Summarize the theories of cognitive change in adulthood.
12.Summarize the research on the course of intelligence and memory in early adulthood.
13.Describe the developmental impact of post-secondary education.
14.Summarize the issues involved in distance learning.
15.Distinguish between traditional and non-traditional post-secondary students.
16.Describe the issues that students with disabilities face in post-secondary classes.
17.Summarize the gender differences in the college experience.
18.Identify how race affects the college experience.
19.Describe the key points in the Erickson's theory relevant to early adulthood.
20.Summarize Levinson's theory of life structures.
21.Explain the evolutionary theory of mate selection.
22.Explain the social role theory of mate selection.
23.Identify the factors involved in marital success, and discuss the impact of divorce.
24.Summarize the research on the sex differences in the impact of marriage.
25.Identify the relationship between cohabitation and subsequent success in marriage.
26.Summarize the research comparing satisfaction and stability in heterosexual and homosexual partnerships.
27.Describe how singlehood affects intimacy.
28.Identify the changes brought about by becoming a parent.
29.Identify the role of social networks in early adulthood.
30.Summarize the issues involved in Internet relationships.
31.Trace the issues in keeping jobs over time.
32.Discuss the sex differences in work patterns.

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