Physical changes that usually occur in the middle-aged adult include all the following EXCEPT ____.
|A)||dry, inelastic skin|
|D)||increased reaction time|
Which statement about the midlife transition in Daniel Levinson's theory of male development is NOT TRUE?
|A)||During the midlife transition, a man reevaluates his life in regard to his past and future goals.|
|B)||The quality of a man's relationship with his wife will likely to be an important factor in his midlife transition.|
|C)||Generativity, a man's desire to use his wisdom to guide future generations, can be especially satisfying during the midlife transition.|
|D)||Stagnation, hanging on to the past, is another way to successfully make the midlife transition.|
Each of the following statements about women's lives during midlife is true EXCEPT ____.
|A)||A woman may experience greater personal freedom as the demands of motherhood decline.|
|B)||Due to the dramatic drop in sex hormone production, every woman experiences depression during menopause.|
|C)||"Empty nest" syndrome refers to the time in a woman's life when her last child has left home.|
|D)||A stable relationship with one's spouse can make the transitions of middle adulthood easier.|
Good health in old age can primarily be attributed to ____.
|A)||good health in adolescence and adult life|
|B)||the decline in chronic disease|
|C)||the quality of health care for the elderly|
|D)||the lack of stereotypical views of the aged|
How do changes in life situations during old age compare to those of early adulthood?
|A)||In early adulthood, transitions usually involve less commitment.|
|B)||In old age, changes are often negative and reduce responsibilities.|
|C)||Transitions in early adulthood and old age are for the most part the same.|
|D)||In old age, changes in life situations create a deeper involvement in life.|
A type of mental functioning that does not decline with age is ____, which refers to the ability to use accumulated knowledge in appropriate situations.
Which statement most accurately represents a perspective based on the decremental model of aging?
|A)||"I'm 70 years old, and I'm training for the next marathon."|
|B)||"I can't go shopping this weekend because I have to go to my grandmother's graduation ceremony."|
|C)||"I've got arthritis, hardening of the arteries, and insomnia, but what do I expect? I'm 75 years old!"|
|D)||"The doctor tells me that I have heart disease because I've eaten poorly all of my life."|
A terminal patient may make promises to God in exchange for health during the ____ stage of dying.
Hospices provide all the following services EXCEPT ____.
|A)||a comfortable atmosphere in which to die|
|B)||drugs to ease pain|
|C)||care by family members|
|D)||machines to prolong life|