1. ______ theories begin with the premise that adults make choices, confront problems, and interpret reality
in such a way as to define and express themselves and achieve as fully as possible.
2. According to Abraham Maslow, people attempt to ______, that is, to achieve their full potential.
3. According to Erikson, each new experience throughout life requires a reassessment of ______.
4. The basic idea of ______ theory is that people of all ages need to know who they are even in the face of
the inevitable experiences of aging.
5. In identity ______, people adapt to new experiences by changing their self-concept, adjusting too much.
6. Paul and Margaret Baltes emphasize that people can choose to cope with physical and cognitive losses in
late adulthood through selective optimization with ______.
7. As adults age, they are more likely to perceive and remember events in their lives with fondness and
goodwill, demonstrating the ______.
8. The trait that increases over time and is sometimes considered to be a sixth universal trait is ______.
9. If neuroticism, the most worrisome of the Big Five traits, remains high in older adulthood, the worry and
anxiety associated with it could contribute to ______.
10. When the oldest generations are given limited roles and circumscribed opportunities in society in order to
make way for upcoming generations, the culture is practicing age ______.
11. ______ theories focus on the ways in which people organize themselves and are organized by society
according to their particular characteristics and circumstances.
12. ______ theory states that aging makes a person's social sphere increasingly narrow, resulting in
relinquishment of roles, withdrawal, and passivity.
13. According to ______ theory, each person copes with late adulthood in much the same way that he or she
coped during earlier periods of life.
14. Older adults who want to remain in their homes regardless of their health are expressing a desire to
15. ______ is a program in which older people live on college campuses and take special classes.
16. The one aspect of ______ participation that the elderly are less likely to engage in is door-to-door
17. The major organization in the United States representing the elderly is the ______.
18. The elderly are very concerned with ______ and tend to vote against any reduction in it, which is why it is
sometimes called “the third rail” of domestic politics.
19. The family members, friends, and peers who move through life together make up a ______.
20. For many older people, a ______ is a buffer against many of the potential problems of old age.
21. In comparing males to females, losing a spouse is more common for ______ and living without a spouse
is somewhat easier for ______.
22. A ______ family consists of many generations but only a few members are in each generation.
23. The obligation by adult children to care for their elderly parents is known as ______.
24. A person who needs assistance with only one ADL may be considered ______.
25. Activities and actions that require some intellectual competence and forethought are referred to as ______
activities of daily living.
26. Today, most of the frail elderly are cared for by ______.
27. ______ involves a professional caregiver temporarily providing care for an older person in order to give
the family caregiver a break.
28. Most frequently, elder abuse is committed by a(n) ______.
29. An intermediate form of care for older adults is referred to as ______.
30. Currently, the national average cost of nursing home care for one year is ______.
7. positivity effect
8. dependence over time
9. cognitive impairment
14. age in place
18. Social Security
19. social convoy
21. females; females
23. filial responsibility
27. Respite care
28. adult child
29. assisted living