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By Joan T. Erber

Nice Myths of getting older seems on the generalizations and stereotypes linked to older humans and, with a mix of humor and state-of-the-art learn, dispels these universal myths. * Reader-friendly constitution breaks myths down into different types akin to physique, brain, and dwelling Contexts; and appears at myths from Older humans get bored in intercourse to Older individuals are stingy * Explains the origins of myths and misconceptions approximately getting older * appears to be like on the unlucky results of anti-aging stereotypes for either the reader and older adults in society

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In general, there was minimal or no age-related decline on the V, N, and W factors. However, there was evidence for age-related decline on the R and S factors. The WAIS is an individual “IQ” test with which many people are familiar – whether they know it or not. There have been several revisions over the years but, basically, the WAIS is composed of verbal subtests and performance subtests. The verbal subtests tap stored knowledge and abilities typically acquired from formal education or exposure to the culture in which a person lives.

Men may be better able to weather difficulties in a marital relationship. When we refer to older adults who are not married, we must remember that they can be single for several reasons. Some older adults have always been single (never married), a category that is likely to become more 34 | Chapter 1 The Body common than it was in earlier decades. S. 8 per 1,000 just in the first decade of the 21st century. DePaulo and Morris (2006) contend that despite the negative stereotypes associated with being single – the term they use is singlism – their review of research ­findings indicates that those who have always been single do not differ much in health and happiness compared with those who have been continuously married.

However, in both middle-aged and older couples there were gender differences: the wives’ facial expressions and verbal interactions showed more emotion, both positive and negative. In contrast, the husbands’ facial expressions were more neutral and their verbal expression of emotion was more restrained. Husbands in the dissatisfied couples were especially avoidant of conflict. Overall, these findings illustrate that even after many years of marriage, some couples are happy and satisfied, but others are not.

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