Answer to discussion prompt 2. And I’m going to send you 2 comments from my peers that we should write 2 replies for each.
Im studying for my Psychology class and need an explanation.
Discussion Prompt 1
Life Expectancy: What Does It Take to Live a Long Life?
According to the CDC, the current average life expectancy is 78.7 years old. Although there are some who live much longer, even up to 120 years. In your opinion, what factors contribute to those who live well beyond the average age? Consider lifelong healthcare regiments, attitudes, and behaviors. Are these factors in agreement with what psychologists find to be common in centenarians? Support your reasoning with information from the text and other course materials.
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To live longer means that an individual has good mental and body health. The following are the factors that contribute to a healthy person. The factors below are consistent with what psychologists find common with centenarians.
1. Balanced and sufficient diet comprising of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The matter of balanced diet implies that the food an individual takes should comprise major food classes such as carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins. Nutritional and dietetics professionals underscore that people should prioritize plants proteins over animal proteins. Vitamins are derived from vegetables and fruits such as pawpaw, mango, and apples.
2. Physical and mental exercises such as swimming, running, and reading or watching interesting episodes. An individual is supposed to set their own schedule on when to carry out the physical exercises. It is also important to emphasize that the exercises should be done on regular bases, and should not be strenuous.
3. Avoid daily stressors that serve as potential threats to mental health, making an individual susceptible to stress and depression.
Discussion Prompt 2
Socioemotional Selectivity Theory
Psychologists claim that those in late adulthood are more selective about the company they keep because they are less willing to invest in relationships with emotional risk and they place a higher value on emotional satisfaction. Do you feel this a valuable way to approach social relationships? Why or why not? Could this approach be useful in other periods of development? If so, how? Support your reasoning with information from the text and other course materials.