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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Adulthood and Aging: Social Processes and Development One of the most reliable findings in social gerontology is that with age, people report fewer social partners. Assuming that cult Close social partners provide emotionally meaningful interactions, and satisfaction with family members, including siblings, sp Children are sources of high satisfaction for parents of all ages. Karen Fingerman s (2003) research reveals that middle-ag Although the most emotionally meaningful relationships often include family members, the strain of caregiving can create tens The majority of research has focused predominantly on the insular traditional family group of children and parents, but the def In addition to family members, friends play a significant role in social processes and well-being across adulthood for both men Friendships comprise many different types of associations, from casual relationships to more intimate, collaborative, and endu Whether with family or friends, social connection is necessary and essential to overall well-being. Having meaningful relations Current knowledge suggests that social processes do not diminish in importance across the adult life span. For every age groCurrent knowledge suggests that social processes do not diminish in importance across the adult life span....
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course US/101 US/101 taught by Professor Rinacoronel during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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