Summary of Young Adulthood and Late Adulthood Essay

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Physical: While young adults do not grow significantly taller in their 20's, they typically grow stronger and healthier as their bodies reach adult size. In terms of overall health, as well as peak physical condition, early adulthood is the prime of life. With each year from 20 to 40, signs of senescence-the state of physical decline, in which the body gradually becomes less strong and efficient with age-become more apparent. All the body systems gradually become less efficient (though at different rates) and homeostasis takes increasingly longer to reach. Cognitive: As an individual takes on the responsibilities and commitments of adult life, thinking may become more adaptive, practical, and dialectical to take into account the…show more content…
Divorce, if it is to occur, is powerfully affected by cultural pressures. The need for achievement can be met both by finding satisfying work and by parenthood, including several types of non-biological parenthood. The labor market is changing radically and individuals should expect to experience several job changes and an increasing need for knowledge and flexibility within a diverse group of co-workers. Traditional biological parenthood is one way adults achieve generativity. The specific challenges and satisfactions that parents experience depend in part on the child's stage of development. An increasing number become non-biological parents, with similar rewards but additional stresses compared to traditional child rearing. Late Adulthood Physical: Ageism restricts the functioning of the elderly and makes younger people overestimate how many of the aged are impaired. All the same, primary aging is inevitable. Deficits in vision and hearing are widespread, although many elders can prevent or remedy the damage. Because of declines in organ reserves, the immune system, and overall muscle strength, older adults are at greater risk of chronic and acute diseases, heart disease, and cancer. However, risk is also related to longstanding health habits and quality of health care. Postponement of many of the illnesses linked with age is possible, allowing a "compression of morbidity." Research on the causes of
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