Lecture 19 Midlife Socio-Emotional Dev 2010 student slides

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Socio-Emotional Development in Middle Adulthood Lecture 19 April 4, 2011
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Outline Socio-Emotional development Erikson – Generativity vs.  Stagnation Levinson’s transition to midlife Midlife crisis? Changes in personality and self- concept Marriage at midlife Relationships with children Relationships with parents
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Erikson’s View of Middle Adulthood (40s-60s) Psychosocial Conflict = __________________ Generativity  - reaching out to others in ways that give to and  guide the next generation; ________________________ ________ Negative outcome is  ______ -  become self-absorbed, no sense of  purpose
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Generativity     People may express it in many ways: Biological generativity –  ____________ Parental generativity  – ____________ Work generativity  – skills passed on to others,  _________ Cultural generativity  – e.g., creative  output politics
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Generativity Does generativity relate more to midlife? Across young, middle aged and older people, no  ___________________________ In terms of priorities , young were lower than  ________________ Are highly generative people happier? __________ Do experience greater sense of purpose and  meaning in their lives 
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Levinson’s Transition to Middle Adulthood Methods: In depth biographical interviews with 40 men (35-45 yrs) – ________________  __________________ 45 women (35-45 yrs) – ________, business execs,  university profs 
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Transition   _________ Evaluate success in achieving early  ____________ Realize that more time may be _____  ________ Result: Time of turmoil (midlife crisis)
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