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Unformatted text preview: identity (Vaillant & Vaillant, 1990; Levinson, 1990). Midlife 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 influential in their thinking, and they may question their past accomplishments (Gould, 1978). Facing signs of physical aging and feeling dissatisfaction with their lives, some individuals experience what has been popularly labeled a midlife crisis....
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