{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

devhandouts2 - Ch 16 Chapter 16 Socioemotional Development...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ch 16 Chapter 16 Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood Erikson’s Final Stage Integrity versus despair -- reflecting on the past and either piecing together a positive view (integrity) or concluding that one’s life has not been well spent (despair) Life review is an essential piece of this final stage Life review -- looking back at one’s life experiences, evaluating them, interpreting and reinterpreting their significance Socioemotional Selectivity Theory Socioemotional selectivity theory -- older adults become more selective about their social networks Spend more time with familiar individuals with whom they have rewarding relationships Challenges the stereotype that older adults are in emotional despair and isolation Stereotyping Older Adults Ageism -- prejudice against others because of their age Increased numbers living longer and healthier serve to debunk the stereotypes Policy Issues -- health care costs, caring for patients with chronic disease, eldercare Eldercare
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Traditionally done by middle-aged women in the family With so many women in the work force, concern arises regarding who will be the caregivers Eldercare -- physical and emotional caretaking of older members of the family Children may be in old age themselves Lifestyle Diversity Lifestyles are changing Married older adults are happier and live longer than those who are single There are social, financial, and physical consequences of divorce for older adults Divorce weakens kinship ties Possible negative social sanctions for elders who remarry Cohabitation Increasing numbers Goals are primarily for companionship Not marrying allows for retention of personal assets Living with the Children Adult children are an important part of the social network Gender plays an important role -- adult daughters are more likely to be involved than adult sons Adult children coordinate and monitor services
Image of page 2
Friendship People choose close friends over new friends as they grow older Friends are associated with contentment
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern