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Social Development in Adulthood week 6 assignment

Social Development in Adulthood week 6 assignment - Social...

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Social Development in Adulthood Jamie Jordan PSY/201 January 8, 2011 Kelly McDermott
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Mid-life transition is when people in their early forties begin to question their lives as they enter a certain period. The idea that life will end at some point becomes increasingly significant in their way of thinking, and they may question their past accomplishments. A mid-life transition is something that happens too many of us at some point during life. It is a natural process and it is a normal part of maturing or getting older so to speak. Some factors that affect social development in adulthood may be education leaps such as high school, college graduation, and a new career path, moving away or closer to family, making new friends, marriage, and becoming a parent and building their own families. Some other factors and or issues may be one is discontent with their life or the lifestyle that may have provided happiness for many years; being bored with things or people that have had a significant interest and dominated their life. A person may feel adventurous and wanting to do something completely out of the ordinary. One might question the meaning of life, and the validity of decisions clearly and easily made in the previous years. Also one may be confused about who they are, or where their life is going. After reviewing several articles, I found that many of them were a bit tedious. However, I did find a specific article that caught my attention; it is called Adult Development. I think I was drawn to it more than the others because I could relate to some of things that “John” wanted to do and did in his life. Such as, in high school and college, John wanted to “be his own man” and after college he focused on his career; which is similar to what I wanted, except I wanted to be my own “woman.” Also, he enjoyed giving to the community, such as volunteering and what not as so do I. There were other things that drew me to this article but the examples that I gave were the key reasons why I chose this particular article. If I had to write a research paper on this topic, I would definitely use this article as one of my main articles. I would use this article because it has a lot of valuable information. It talks about the developmental characteristics of adults from four perspectives: biological aging, psychological change, the influence of sociocultural factors on development, and the integrative paradigm. I believe it is important to cover all aspects when writing an article, and in my opinion this article covered most everything that is relevant to this topic.
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ADULT DEVELOPMENT At age eighty, John reflects on the many changes he has experienced. Although his eyes are now  clouded by cataracts, he remembers when family and friends nicknamed him “Eagle-Eye Johnny”  because of his excellent eyesight. He also recalls his friends’ surprise when he married at age  forty and went on to have two children. He explains, “I guess I was a late bloomer. Having kids in 
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