Adult Observation

In: Philosophy and Psychology

Submitted By dixie1780
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After an individual goes through all the changes of growing up they start to reach middle adulthood. In middle adulthood humans continue to make changes. However, these changes are different from any of the changes that an individual has been through before. Through observation, a lot can be earned about an individual on many different levels. The observer is able to analyze the individual on a biological, cognitive, and psychosocial point of views.
This observation took place at the local electronic store. In this store there are different stations set up throughout the store where you can try out different video games before you purchase them. The man in this observation was in his fifties. The man was playing the video game Rock Band with what looked like his grandson. The video game Rock Band has a life like drum set and guitar. The point of the game is to plat the instrument by coordinating colors to those on the screen. This man was playing the guitar and the song that he was playing on the game was called Dead or Alive.
On a physical perspective, this man’s development seemed to be appropriate for his age. As he plays the video game, you can see that even though he has glasses to help him see he is squinting to be able to see the TV that is right in front of him. By the time an individual reaches middle adulthood, his or her eye lens begins to thicken and the muscle that causes the eye to focus to objects starts to get weaker. This is evident during the observation when the man is having a hard time seeing and focusing on the TV (Berk, 2010).
On a cognitive perspective what is observed during the observation it appears that the man is at the level where he should be for his age. During middle adulthood, there are some cognitive aspects that peak at this point in life and there are some cognitive aspects that start to decline. During this…...