Intellectual Development

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  • Intellectual Development
    • Adolescence
      • School and college
        • Do abstract thinking - thinking about possibilities
        • Reason from known principles - forming own new ideas or questions
        • Consider many points of view
          • Compare ir debate ideas of opinions
        • Think about the process of thinking - being aware of the act of thought process
    • Early to middle adulthood intellectual development
      • Individuals will apply the knowledge, skills, and experiences that they have achieved and stem to a realistic answer
      • The job roles they have will allow them to work through problems and make decisions to complex situations
      • New brain cells will continue to be formed
      • Middle adulthood there may be a decline in processing speed
    • Effects of age on the function of memory
      • Memory loss tends to be associated with ageing
      • The brain still continues to produce new cells throughout life
      • Lifestyle, health, and stimulation games can have an impact on maintaining brain function
      • Age-related memory lapses may be frustrating
        • Not a sign of dementia
      • Psychological changes can cause temporary m malfunction in brain function in the ageing process
      • It may take longer to recall information
        • Can be mistaken for memory loss
      • There is a drastic difference between memory loss and the type of memory loss associated with Alzheimer's and dementia


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