Learning Objectives

13.1 Summarize the physical changes that occur during middle adulthood.
13.2 Identify common health conditions and illnesses during middle adulthood and the role of stress and hardiness on health.
13.3 Summarize changes in intelligence and cognitive capacities during middle adulthood, including attention, memory, processing speed, and expertise.
13.4 Discuss career-related concerns of middle-aged adults, including influences on job satisfaction, experiences with age discrimination, and planning for retirement.