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The poorest definition of age from a developmental perspective is?
Chronological Age
Nancy is a 65 year old, drives a sports car & has a teenage daughter. She would be considered to have a young:
Psychological Age
The term 'social gerontology' was first used by:
Clark Tibbits
__________ comprise the fastest growing segment of the US population:
People aged 85+
Geriatrics is the field of study that focuses on _____.
clinical aspects of aging
Demands that the social and physical environment place on the individual are known as _____.
environmental press
The theoretical upper limit of an individual's ability to function in health, cognition and behavior is known as _____.
individual competence
As societies become more advanced with improvements in health care and sanitation, the survival curve becomes _____.
more rectangular
A person with multiple physical disabilities and chronic illnesses has a reduced _______ which may limit their coping ability.
physical competence
A _______ is a group of people who were born at approximately the same time and therefore share many common experiences.
cohort
Changes that occur in cognitive functioning and personality are a reflection of:

a. Psychological aging
b. Chronological aging
c. Biological aging
d. Social Aging
a. psychological aging
Over the past twenty years, sex differences in life expectancy have:
declined but women still live longer
The major limitation of cross-sectional studies of aging occurs when:
differences among younger and older respondents are erroneously attributed to growing old.
It is a fallacy to assume that the changing elderly dependency ratios will result in increased burdens on younger people because:
those under age 16 are the largest "dependent" group
Among the oldest-old, the majority live in:
nursing homes
Who are the old-old?
75-84
Seventy percent of the oldest-old are
women