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Which of the following is the general term for the years in middle or late adulthood when men and women experience a decline or loss of reproductive capacity?
Because of similar symptoms and similar brain activity, women who suffer from sleep deprivation due to menopausal symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed as suffering from ________.
generalized anxiety disorder
Jonathan is 82 years old. He has difficulty hearing now, especially high frequencies. He probably has an age-related condition known as _________.
The key ingredient in type A personality that is linked to cardiovascular disease is ________.
high blood pressure
a of time urgency
Which of the following is the leading cause of death in middle age?
H. pylori infections
Jack is 45 years old. He is hypertensive, which puts him at greater risk for ________.
One reason it is difficult to accurately gauge the memory declines in middle-aged people is because:
most studies focus on correlative research.
middle-aged people compensate by using cues.
it is difficult to get a reasonable sample size of younger adults for comparison studies.
middle-aged people tend to decline to participate in such experiments.
Marilyn can remember the capital of every state. She never forgets anyone's birthday and rarely forgets a name. She can even name the U.S. Presidents in order! Marilyn has excellent ________ memory.
Cognitive tasks activate a larger area of the brain in middle-aged adults than in young adults.
About ¾ of men suffering from erectile dysfunction show marked improvement with reductions in body fat.
Phyllis is 44 and has trouble seeing near objects. Chances are, she suffers from an age-related condition known as presbyopia.
The fibrous or fatty substance that clogs the arteries is called arterial debris.
For middle-aged adults, what is Erikson's crisis of psychosocial development?
integrity versus despair
industry versus inferiority
autonomy versus shame and doubt
generativity versus stagnation
People are said to be of the sandwich generation when they are:
in a mid-life crisis and unwilling to conform to role expectations.
still dealing with their own children while caring for aging parents.
at a level of comfort with their lives that they no longer conform to traditional expectations
so involved in children's activities that they mostly eat on the run.
When grandparents do not see their grandchildren very often, developmentalists describe the relationship as ________.
Which of the following statements is true regarding friendships in middle adulthood?
The frequency of interaction with best friends increases between ages 30 and 50.
The social network of middle adults is relatively small.
Middle-aged adults generally have more friends than younger adults.
Friendships during middle age are more dependent upon proximity.
Regarding work and the middle-aged individual, which of the following statements is true?
Men and women cite different sources of job-related stress.
Both men and women are less tolerant of unsatisfactory working conditions than younger workers.
Men are better able than women to balance areas of work contentment with areas of dissatisfaction.
Men are more likely than women to negotiate with their bosses for changes in the work environment.
Which of the following statements is true regarding employment and the middle-aged worker?
Employers expect middle-aged workers to acquire new skills more quickly than younger, inexperienced workers.
Career transitions are generally more difficult for younger workers than for those in middle age.
Employers score middle-aged workers higher on factors such as dependability.
The indirect effects of job loss are less important to middle-aged workers.
Which of the following groups has been least affected by changes in the U.S. job market?
African American men
African American women
The ________ was the relationship that was created to answer the cries of homosexual couples seeking to formalize their relationships and was first established in Vermont.
registered domestic partnership
Marital stability and satisfaction decreases with mid-life.
Most grandparents see or talk to their grandchildren regularly.
The nature of friendship is different for middle-aged adults.
Contrary to popular myth, men and women have similar complaints about the workplace and they handle them in the same ways.
In the face of job loss, older workers are more negatively affected, psychologically, than younger workers.
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