Albert Bandura's Effects Of Mental And Physical Changes In Adulthood

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1. Chapter 12 “Adulthood” section “Body and Mind” covers the mental and physical changes that people experiment as they grow older from age of 25-65 at this stage of development. There are losses and gains, since of course the effects of physical and mental growth “is not the same at 65 as they were at 25,” (Berger, 437). For example, a gain would be the increase of knowledge and intelligence that one would gain over the years of experiencing risks, opportunities, and learning new things that one at a younger age wouldn’t know until they experience it themselves. A loss would be a physical ability such as stamina, when we get older we’re not as energized as we were when we were younger, we can feel our sustainability decreasing throughout the …show more content…
A way I can apply this topic into my life is that I can try to start working on my dietary and health habits now since I’m 20 years old and my metabolism levels and digestion performance are decreasing and becoming less efficient than how it used to be. I can start as soon as I can to improve my health so that it won’t be as hard as it would be if I were to wait several more years until it finally kicks in, in which then it’ll be an extremely difficult time to get my body back in shape or at least performing a little better than how it would be. Albert Bandura’s Social Learning (Modeling) Theory can be applied to this because “humans are social beings, they learn from observing others, even without personally receiving any reinforcement,” (Berger, 28). People close to us have the most impact on the way we think and behave, so when it comes to situations that we have never encountered before, we are most likely to react, behave, or do the same things that someone close to us has done. For example, someone being exposed to poor dieting because their parents lived in a lifestyle where they didn’t care about healthy eating habits will most likely cause the individual to carry it throughout their adulthood years. Aside from just physical development, I can also change the way my attitude is and my mental frame so that I won’t be as negative as I am now once I reach the stage of adulthood; I can learn to cope with my situations and problems than do nothing about it. As well as, …show more content…
There are many activities to do in Hawaii such as swimming, surfing hiking, mountain climbing, and other activities, in which can be done anywhere else as well, like running, weight lifting, and other general sports, so it’s not that hard to find something that one enjoys and make it into a daily routine or hobby and let it become as part of their healthy lifestyle choices. As we grow older, we become more vulnerable to diseases and decrease of physical stamina so it’s important to keep up in great physical health, in Hawaii, I observed that there were many old people that go walking daily, including my grandma. As compared to Las Vegas back when I used to live there, I barely saw any elders walking around or having adequate exercise, not even at the park, there weren’t as many teens exercising either. I believe that because Hawaii is small and is known as the everyone-knows-everyone state, that the idea of exercise and good health is slowly embedding into everyone’s minds, even the adults, because after all, “exercise and physical and mental health is the influence of family, friends, and communities on movement,” (Berger, 429). We have communities and programs that help the elders get in-shape and keep up with physical activity, such as, the Lanakila Senior Multi-Purpose Center in which the “senior members choose from nearly a dozen daily activities to spend their time on,” (Ritz, 2004). This program, and many more, have more options than just physical activities, they

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