Chapter 16 - FCE 225 Chapter 16 Middle Adulthood Erikson...

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FCE 225 Chapter 16 – Middle Adulthood Erikson Generativity versus stagnation The crisis is to contribute to society and give back to other people or to become self-absorbed with a sense of boredom. Generativity Reaching out to others in ways that give to and guide the next generation Commitment extends beyond self Typically realized through child rearing Stagnation Place own comfort and security above challenge and sacrifice Self-centered, self-indulgent, self-absorbed Lack of involvement or concern with young people Little interest in work productivity, self-improvement Extramarital Sexual Relations Men are more likely to engage in EMS Sex is not the only lure for EMS Filling emotional needs Craving companionship Someone to make them feel special Evolutionary psychologists: Humans are designed to fall but not stay in love Remarriage 83% divorced men remarry 75% divorced women remarry Men are more likely to remarry Stepfather families are more common than stepmother families
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