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Lecture 16

01:830:338 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Adult Development, Evolutionary Psychology, Role Theory


Department
Psychology
Course Code
01:830:338
Professor
Professor Lyra Stein
Lecture
16

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Adult development & aging 16-1
Lecture 16 Stress, wisdom, social roles, social relationships
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN STRESS
Stress and Gender
Men and women cope with stress differently
Stress and Age
Stress decreases across the adult years.
Stress interacts with age to produce lower immune system functioning which leads to higher risk
of disease and death.
Stress and Discrimination
Racial and gender discrimination can be highly stressful.
Stress related growth
Positive changes that follow experience of stressful life events. Wisdom?
Related to how one appraises and copes with problems.
RESILIENCE
The maintenance of healthy functioning following exposure to potential trauma.
Resilience is most common response to traumatic stress.
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