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19 Cards in this Set

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prejudice against the aged
3 prominent eye diseases of elderly
cataracts, glaucoma, senile macular degeneration
aging related slowing of the immune responses
wear and tear theory
body parts deteriorate with each year of use
cellular accidents
senescence is the result of accumulated accidents that occur during cell reproduction
manufactured in bone marrow and create antibodies for isolating invading bacteria
created by the thymus and produce substances that attack infected cells in the body
what is the maximum life span of humans
120 years
hayflick limit
the number of times a cell is capable of dividing into new cells; life span is limited by genetic programming
sensory register
retains a fleeting impression of the stimulus
working memory
handles current mental acitivity
implicit memory
unconscious or automatic memory concerning habits, responses, routine procedures
explicit memory
consciously learned words, facts, and concepts
control process
regulates the analysis and flow of information
parkinson's disease
a subcortical dementia that causes tremors
pick's disease
atrophy of the frontal and temporal lobes
koraskoff's syndrome
wet brain; severly impaired short-term memory
social stratification theories
social forces limit individual choice and direct life at every stage
disengagement theory
social sphere becomes more narrow and social circles shrink