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QUESTION 1 Which of the following best exemplifies the aging theories prior to the 1950s and...

QUESTION 1

  1. Which of the following best exemplifies the aging theories prior to the 1950s and 1960s?

    A theory explores how to best help people adjust to retirement.

    A theory explores the roles people encounter as they age.

    A theory explores how elderly people experience disengagement.

    A theory explores different activities people consider as they age.

1 points   

QUESTION 2

  1. Who follows spouses/partners in being the most important source of informal support?

    Adult children

    Young children

    Best friends

    Siblings

1 points   

QUESTION 3

  1. What is typically seen with the empty nest?

    Increased infidelity

    Increased loneliness

    Increased marital strife

    Increased marital satisfaction

1 points   

QUESTION 4

  1. The growth of antiaging medications has led to a(n)

    fear of looking old.

    stigma of being young.

    acceptance of aging.

    postponement of aging.

1 points   

QUESTION 5

  1. What is the relationship between social networks and well-being?

    Older adults with strong social networks experience less depression.

    Older adults with strong social networks experience reduced health benefits.

    Older adults with weak social networks experience less personal control.

    Older adults with weak social networks experience less stress.

1 points   

QUESTION 6

  1. Following her divorce, Sandy's best friend, Gloria, moves in to help her raise her children. This situation is an example of

    boomerang children.

    multigenerational households.

    fictive kin.

    skipped generation households.

1 points   

QUESTION 7

  1. Why would residents in a long-term care facility choose not to be sexually active?

    They have lower sex drive.

    They may fear ridicule from others.

    They are likely to not find appealing partners.

    They place sexuality lower on their priority list.

1 points   

QUESTION 8

  1. What is true about older adults and their support networks?

    Older adults tend to be socially isolated.

    Older adults tend to have informal networks.

    Older adults tend to have little value for informal networks.

    Older adults tend to have a decline in informal networks.

1 points   

QUESTION 9

  1. Bob married at a typical age for his generation, worked for 40 years at the postal service, and then retired at 65. This situation is an example of following

    roles.

    age norms.

    activities.

    disparities.

1 points   

QUESTION 10

  1. What is a key difference between theories on aging before the 1950s and after the 1960s?

    Early theories were more objective, while later theories were more subjective.

    Early theories were more abstract, while later theories were more concrete.

    Early theories were more substantial, while later theories were lighter.

    Early theories were more renown, while later theories more dismissed.

1 points   

QUESTION 11

  1. A mail carrier is an example of a(n)

    emotional helper.

    fictive kin.

    gate keeper.

    neighborhood builder.

1 points   

QUESTION 12

  1. The idea that older adults want to be seen as valuable to others is a component of ________ theory.

    age stratification

    social constructionism

    political economy

    social exchange

1 points   

QUESTION 13

  1. Which of the following is an example of reciprocal exchanges?

    Carl tells funny stories to his granddaughter, who brings him groceries.

    Paulette pays her monthly rent on time to her long-time landlord.

    Josef joins a local book club once he retires from the steel factory.

    Alexandra laughs when her grandson brings her an insect.

1 points   

QUESTION 14

  1. Which elderly person is most likely to live with a family member?

    A minority man

    A white woman

    A minority woman

    A white man

1 points   

QUESTION 15

  1. What is true about older adults and marriage?

    The majority, but only slightly, are married.

    The vast majority are married.

    The minority, but only slightly, are married.

    The vast minority are married.

1 points   

QUESTION 16

  1. Feminist gerontology posits that aging cannot be understood without also considering

    . race.

    gender

    class.

    religion.

1 points   

QUESTION 17

  1. Social phenomenology focuses on the _________ attached to an individual's social existence.

    love

    dislike

    meaning

    reputation

1 points   

QUESTION 18

  1. The importance of retirement as removing oneself from paid occupation is a key element of __________ theory.

    disengagement

    continuity

    role

    activity

1 points   

QUESTION 19

  1. Because her daughter and son-in-law are incapable of raising their two children, Betty is raising the children in her home. This situation is an example of

    fictive kin.

    boomerang children.

    skipped generation households.

    multigenerational households.

1 points   

QUESTION 20

  1. The significance of people such as Betty White, Nelson Mandela, and Judi Dench are important with which aging theory?

    Disengagement

    Activity

    Role

    Continuity

1 points   

QUESTION 21

  1. Which of the following best exemplifies theories of aging after the 1960s?

    . A theory examines how people who are older experience poverty.

    A theory examines how people can tackle physical aging effectively.

    A theory examines aging among race, class, and gender differences

    A theory examines aging and its definitive stages.

1 points   

QUESTION 22

  1. What is true about early studies of sexuality, such as the Kinsey study?

    They misrepresented the responses from the elderly.

    They overrepresented the elderly population.

    They only included a small number of elderly, if any at all.

    They dismissed the responses from the elderly.

1 points   

QUESTION 23

  1. How do women compare to men in terms of social networks?

    Women have stronger social networks than men.

    Women have weaker social networks than men.

    Women lose their social networks more quickly than men.

    Women dismiss social networks more than men.

1 points   

QUESTION 24

  1. What is the relationship between health and social support networks?

    People in good health are more likely to have social support networks because they can be active.

    People in good health are more likely to have social support networks because others dislike unhealthy people.

    People in poor health are more likely to have social support networks because they interact more with others.

    People in poor health are more likely to have social support networks because others feel sorry for them.

1 points   

QUESTION 25

  1. The idea that people can age successfully by maintaining their roles and statuses is consistent with __________ theory.

    disengagement

    role

    activity

    continuity

Homework Answers

Answer #1

1.

Ans.A theory explores different activities people consider as they age.

2.

Ans. Adult children support mostly

3.

Ans. Increaded loneliness

4.

Ans. Acceptance of aging

5.

Ans. Older adults with strong social networks experience less depression

6

Ans. Fictivekin

7

Ans. They places sexuality lower on their priority list.

8.

Ans. Older adults tend to have informal networks

9

Ans. Age norms

10.

Ans.Early theories were more objective and later thories were more subjective.

11.

Ans.Emotional helper

12

Ans.social constructionsm

13.

Ans.carl tell funny stories to grandgaughter who brings him grocery.

14.

Ans.Minority women.

15.

Ans.The majority, only slightly, are married

16.

Ans

Race

17.

Ans.Reputation

18.

Ans.Role theory

19.

Ans. Skipped Multigenerational households

20.

Ans. Activity

21.

Ans.A theory examines how people can tackle physical aging affectively

22.

Ans.They only included small number of

Elderly if any at all

23.

Ans.Women have stronger social support network than men.

24.

Ans.People are in good health are more likely to have social support networks, because they can be more active.

25.

Ans.Activity

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