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Unformatted text preview: Successful Aging Older adults functioning is the result of better health habits such as: Eating a proper diet Having an active lifestyle Engaging in mental stimulation and flexibility Having positive coping skills Having good social relationships and support Avoiding a disease Having a sense of self-efficacy and a perceived control of environment Peck reworked Erikson’s stages to include 7 tasks for successful aging Four of the seven happen in middle adulthood Valuing wisdom vs. physical powers Socializing vs. sexualizing human relationships Emotional flexibility vs. emotional impoverishment Mental flexibility vs. mental rigidity Three adjustments of late adulthood Broader self-definition of self vs. preoccupation with work roles Transcendence of body vs. preoccupation with body Transcendence of ego vs. preoccupation with ego...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, Older Adulthood Ethnic, adulthood Broader self-definition, middle adulthood Valuing