Development in Adulthood

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Physical Development in Early Adulthood

Loss of hair

Eye sight deteriorates

Skin loses elasticity

Periods continue from adolescence

Sperm production in men lessens

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Intellectual Development in Early Adulthood

Knowledge increases

They get a job, usually working 9 till 5

Adults this age (19-45) are thought to be wise

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Emotional Development in Early Adulthood

They look for steady relationships and companionship

They tend to have children

They need love and security from others

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Social Development in Early Adulthood

Children take up personal time so they can't go out with their friends

Have to balance stress and life, such as money and maintaining the needs of other family members

Some adults may struggle to meet the demands of being a parent

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Physical Development in Middle Adulthood

Hormonal fluctuations cause irregular periods in women

Greying of hair happens in both males and females

Joint wear and tear begins

Shrinking starts to occur

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Intellectual Development in Middle Adulthood

Judgements and decision making becomes easier with knowledge

Time solving problems become slower

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Emotional Development in Middle Adulthood

Women may feel sad due to them experiencing menopause

End of childbearing

May experience "empty nest syndrome". This is when children leave home and parents are left by themselves

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Social Development in Middle Adulthood

Children take up personal time so they can't go out with their friends

Have to balance stress and life, such as money and maintaining the needs of other family members

More likely to retire

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Physical Development in Late Adulthood

Reaction time slows further

Hearing and vision decline

Immune system weakens

Muscle strength and mobilty problems

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Intellectual Development in Late Adulthood

Decreased brain functions. This could lead to problems such as neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's 

Memory degenerates 

Games such as Scrabble can help intellectual development

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Emotional Development in Late Adulthood

Self concept continues to develop

Problems with health can affect self-concept and self-esteem in a negative way

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Social Development in Late Adulthood

They have more time to spend doing things they have always wanted to

More time to spend with family

May not go out with friends as often

Hearing problems may affect social development negatively

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