Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 Late Adulthood Social and...

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Chapter 18 Late Adulthood – Social and Personality Development Personality tends to be stable throughout adulthood in that an even-tempered 20 year old tends to be an even-tempered 75 year old. If she had a positive self-concept as an early adult, she probably will continue to have a positive self-concept. However that doesn’t mean we don’t change over time. What was important at 40 may not be what is important at 80. According to Erikson the conflict of the older adult is that of integrity v. despair . This is where people reflect over their lives and evaluate it. Integrity exists if as they reflect they are satisfied with their accomplishments. These people feel that they have realized and fulfilled the possibilities that have come their way in life. According to personality theorists the older adults does a life review. This is a point in life where people examine and evaluate their lives. According to Robert Butler the life review is triggered by the prospect of
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PSYC 1113-194 taught by Professor Krenawhite during the Winter '09 term at Tulsa Community College.

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Chapter 18 - Chapter 18 Late Adulthood Social and...

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