Chapter 17 Notes - feminine and attached vs separated Transition rests on successful midlife transition Midlife Crises Crises are being suspended

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Chapter 17 Notes--- 1. Personality Theories and development Stages of Adulthood Erikson’s stage of generativity vs. stagnation Generativity means adults leaving legacies of themselves to the next generation Types: Work, parental, and cultural Stagnation develops when adults feel like they have done nothing for the next generation Positive ID linked to generativity Levinson Transition last about five years and requires the adult male to come to grips with 4 major conflicts Types: Being old vs. young, destructive vs. constructive, masculine vs.
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Unformatted text preview: feminine, and attached vs. separated Transition rests on successful midlife transition Midlife Crises Crises are being suspended between the past and the future Life Events Approach Events such as death, divorce, marriage produce individual variations of stress Contemporary life events approach says that life events as well as mediating factors affect development But, it places too much on change and life’s major events, not daily stresses...
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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.

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