psych 230 final 2

  1. Normative-crisis models
    traditional view, stage theories, organized according to age ranges
  2. Life-events model
    focus on particular events in a person's life, does not focus on age ranges, does not organize development into stages
  3. Erikson's theory: Stage 7 (generality vs stagnation)
    middle adulthood, focused on family, community, work, society, Three domains (procreative, productive, creative)
  4. midlife crisis (levinson)
    uncertainty and indecision brought on by realization that one is getting older
  5. Midlife transition (levinson)
    time of questioning, this could possibly lead to midlife crisis
  6. "keeping the meaning" (valliant)
    belief that individuals in middle adulthood focus on the meaning of their lives, develop acceptance of life's imperfections
  7. Issues relating to marriage
    divorce, remarriage, first marriages
  8. Issues pertaining to work
    job satisfaction, job dissatisfaction (job burnout), unemployment
  9. Issues pertaining to children
    raising children, empty nest, boomerang children
  10. Becoming a grandparent
    involved grandparents, companionate grandparents, remote grandparents
  11. Functional Age: young old
    healthy and active
  12. Functional Age: old old
    have some health problems, can still ingadge in some activites
  13. Functional Age: Oldest old
    many health pproblems, frail and need extensive care
  14. Primary aging (Scenscene)
    natural physical decline due to aging
  15. Secondary aging
    physical decline due to enviornmental factors or choices made by person
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psych 230 final 2
psych 230 final 2