Physical Changes During Adulthood

Physical Changes During Adulthood

Physical Changes During Adulthood

Use the attached document “Physical Changes During Adulthood” for the detailed information on assignment completion.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines.


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    PSY-358 Adult Development and Aging

    Topic 3 – Physical Changes during Adulthood


    Directions: This assignment will require you to type directly in this worksheet. For Part I, you will describe 3-4 key physical changes that generally take place within each system during that particular age range. 75 word per box should suffice, and bullet points are preferred over long sentences. An example is included in RED. Note- not all age ranges will experience significant changes, and some boxes will overlap.

    minimum of three expert sources are required, which can include your textbook. Expert information must be correctly cited within each box.

    After completing your research for the chart, answer the follow-up questions in Part II. Use properly formatted APA in-text citations, including full references at the bottom of the chart.


    Part I: General Physical Changes

    Age Range Sensory System Reproductive System Cardiovascular System Musculoskeletal system

    (e.g. bones, joints)

    Digestion and Metabolism Appearance
    Emerging Adulthood through Early Adulthood




    List some significant changes with some of these:

    · Vision

    · Hearing

    · Taste

    · Touch

    Early Adulthood

    through Middle Adulthood




    Middle Adulthood

    through late adulthood

    (45-ish through death)





    Part II: Follow-up Questions

    In 150-250 words (for all 4 questions), please answer the following questions:

    · At what age-range do we see the most dramatic changes occurring?

    · Choose (and explain how) at least two factors that might exacerbate the physical changes. Examples: Excessive sun exposure

    · What can be done to offset some of these physical changes (cho0se one change above and include both preventive and accommodating ideas). Example: You might explain the impact of proper nutrition

    · What was your biggest take-away from this activity? What changes might you make now?


    Full APA references belong here