Methods of conducting the study include Eye tracking technologies, different pictures as stimuli as well as questionnaires as important tools to measure the participants’ emotion. Emotion regulation, memory, attention, and event perception and relevance are the important areas of focus that will be addressed in the study. Emotion regulation is not always an easy task As people grow old, their body health worsens thus becoming weaker, they also tend to experience negative predicaments beyond their control such as the death of loved ones or diseases in extreme cases. Increased exposure to such losses may sensitize older adults to loss-related issues, increasing sadness reactivity to events involving loss (Seider, Shiota, Whalen, & Levenson, 2010). With increased experiences of this kind of information, they became pointlessness i... ... middle of paper ... ...ainly focused on a population full of healthy young and old adults rather than including those with good and poor health and also those who are uneducated.
Centenarians show general great levels of well-being (Anderson, 2016). Another stereotype is that aging leads to weakening of creativity. (Aging Myth and Reality, 2002, p. 18). The evidence that supports this stereotype is that, as people advance in age, their brains go through structural changes. Certain regions, including the prefrontal cortex, shrink and the neurons that carry information become less effective at carrying information.
With age older adults lose their sense of some tastes fade and other heightens (Van Son & Fitzgerald, 2012). When you decline in one sense your other senses potentially become stronger. The last sensory that is tested within older adults is hearing. Hearing can become very hard. High-pitched sounds are easier to pitch up.
Levy, Hausdorff, Hencke, and Wei (2000) found that subjecting older adults to negative age stereotypes at a subconscious level led to an increased cardiovascular response to the stress of verbal and mathematical tests, compared to that of older adults exposed to positive stereotypes about aging. There have also been a plethora of experiments involving memory tests, recall tasks, agility, and reaction time, linking their results directly to stereotype primers. Not only do stereotypes that others inflict have adverse effects on the elderly, but so do self-stereotypes. In this case, the negative feelings associated with aging may cause older adults to “give up,” distancing themselves from tasks or activities they feel they are not fit to complete any longer, which has undesirable impacts on overall health. Most procedures or assistance that range from prolonging one’s life to aiding hearing loss are often dismissed by older adults, because they believe these ailments are just another aspect of getting
Even if a person consistently reaches a peak level of happiness, if they also consistently drop from that point , then they will experience negative psychological damage. It is better to stay at a lower mean positivity than a variable high
Myocardial Infarction The leading cause of death in males and females alike in America is coronary heart disease. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, specifically effects a significant number of individuals. It claims a massive number of lives every day and year. “About 790,000 people in the US have heart attacks each year. Of those, about 114,000 will die” (American Heart Association, 2017).
Changes for men are prostate size increases and testosterone levels and circulation decrease. The Endocrine System is also significantly impacted by aging. With age hormone receptors become less sensitive. Hormonal balance or imbalance is crucial to how the body functions. Without balance many things can be ... ... middle of paper ... ... older adults focus more on the memory of the past.
These, among many, are characteristic changes that take place in our bodies as time moves on and aging continues. At present, a universal explanation for how we age or why we age does not exist, but there are many theories to explain this puzzle, and they are supported by continuous research. In this report, some of the how theories of aging will be examined. Among them are theories concerning spontaneous mutations, damage from free radicals, the clock gene, cellular aging, a weakened immune system, wear and tear, and hormonal and neuroendocrinous changes. Spontaneous Mutations The spontaneous mutations theory, also known as the s... ... middle of paper ... ...e changes arise because of different signals in the brain (Ricklefs and Finch, 1995, 44).
This degeneration of the nerves causes jerky movements, known as chorea, loss of some intellectual function, and sometimes emotional distress (Quarrell, 46). The symptoms of Huntington’s Chorea usually do not show up until adults are between the ages of thirty-five and forty-four. The early stages of the disease present themselves in a quiet manner, causing a subtle change in personality or physical skills (Wynbrandt, 171). Many adults accept those as effects of the natural aging process. As the disease progresses, these symptoms become more severe.
The proton leakage is when the growth rate and metabolic rate cause energy flow to increase. When these genes mediate energy metabolism could cause aging. The telomere is a protective cap at the end of chromosomes that are shorten with each cell division. When they deteriorate away the next cell divisions unsuccessfully duplicate the