ch 17 - Elizabeth Hight November 5, 2007 Chapter 17...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Elizabeth Hight November 5, 2007 Chapter 17 Learning Goal One 1. What are some theories of adult stages of development? Erikson describes this life stage as generativity vs. stagnation, and during this phase of life, adults feel generativity if they have accomplished something in life and experience stagnation if they feel that they have done nothing for the next generation. Levinson believes man goes through three stages of adult development. The first being early adult transition (17-22), second, middle adult, and lastly, late adult transition (60- 65). 2. What is the life-events approach? The life events approach describes how age related stages depend on the life event, but also on outside factors such as health, family, and career, and how adults adapt to change. 3. How do middle-aged adults experience stress differently than young and older adults? Midlife crises are not as common as we may think, but they are often linked to stressful events in a person’s life. Studies show that young and middle aged adults experience more stressful days than older adults. During the midlife, adults experience
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSYCH 800 taught by Professor Armentrevieu during the Fall '07 term at The University of Akron.

Page1 / 2

ch 17 - Elizabeth Hight November 5, 2007 Chapter 17...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online