There has been serious, scientific study of adult development for the past
All of the following are key features of a lifespan developmental approach EXCEPT
|C)||history and context|
Most current research divides adulthood into which three periods?
|A)||young adulthood, middle age, late adulthood|
|B)||adolescence, middle age, old age|
|C)||20 to 30, 31 to 50, 51 to 65|
|D)||middle age, late adulthood, old-old adulthood|
How well, compared to same-aged peers, a person copes with environmental challenges (such as a move, job change or an accident) reveals his or her
Which of the following statements regarding ageism is FALSE?
|A)||Ageism is much more widespread in the United States than Japan.|
|B)||Ageism affects middle-age adults as well as older adults.|
|C)||Efforts to combat ageism are making headway.|
|D)||Ageism disproportionately affects men.|
Which of the following statements is true?
|A)||There are more than 20 times as many older Americans today as there were in 1920.|
|B)||The percentage of the population age 65 and older is growing-from 4 percent at the turn of the twentieth century to 13 percent at the turn of the twenty-first.|
|C)||The size of the older population is projected to remain relatively stable after 2020.|
|D)||The population age 100 and over could grow to 20 million by 2030.|
According to Butler, ageism is the result of:
|A)||fear of growing older.|
|B)||unfamiliarity with older adults.|
|C)||the escalating costs of caring for the elderly.|
The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population is:
|A)||young adults (ages 18 to 29).|
|B)||adults between 40 and 60.|
|C)||adults between 65 and 85.|
|D)||adults over 85.|
Which of the following countries boasts the longest life expectancy for its citizens?
Worldwide, the most dramatic growth in the older adult population is in:
A 1997 survey reported that the majority of the oldest-old live in which setting?
|A)||with an adult child|
|B)||in their own homes|
|C)||in retirement communities|
|D)||in an assisted-living apartment|