HDF 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Genetic Variation, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Assisted Reproductive Technology
The age related changes that inevitably take place in a person as time passes influenced by our genetics. The age-related changes that take place as a consequence of a person"s behavior or a society"s failure to eliminate unhealthy conditions. The fact that people do not age in the same way or at the same rate; physically or mentally. Fat settles (abdomen, upper arms, buttock, eyelids, and double chin) Exposure to the sun and cold (all impact of secondary aging) Sight lens becomes less elastic & flatter cornea = reading glasses. The capacity of young adults" organs to cope with stress via extra, unused functioning ability. Immune to more things, but if catch something recovery takes longer. Verbal ability maintains stability as we age; timed performance decreases as we age. Intellectual development during middle adulthood demonstrates: multidirectionality, interindividual variability, and plasticity. Multidirectionality some aspects of intellectual functioning improves while others remain stable or decline.