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Describe theory and research findings that support well-being in late adulthood. Describe evidence-based support that provides guidance for professionals to understand and foster coping and resilience as adults go through midlife and approach late adulthood. Consider the impact of individual and cultural differences. Well-being into late adulthood looks different than it does in early adulthood, but it is still of equal importance. As research shows, one’s personality develops in their adolescent years, but slows down significantly into adulthood, especially during late adulthood. Biologically, development looks similar for all people, but there are the outside social and environmental factors that will make development look different for each individual. It should also be noted that we spend the most time in our life in adulthood, the cognitive changes are plentiful (Fischer, Yan, & Stewart, 2003). Development in adulthood includes any changes of both biological and psychosocial areas of one’s life; this time begins at the end of the adolescent stage. The age when one is

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