SocialPsych 9.70 - #HumanDevelopment

As children individuate and become more independent

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Unformatted text preview: 40 YEARS: ...And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances. And so he plays his part. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD: marital commitment; establishment of household; issues involving the social/sexual division of labor, sharing of child care and other domes­ tic responsibilities MATURE ADULT: STAGE VI: STAGE VI: EVALUATION/ TERMINATION: SPHERE OF SIGNIFI­ CANT SOCIAL RELA­ TIONS: the larger comunity and the new family; As children reach adolescence, acquire more autonomy and come increasing­ ly under the influence of peer group norms; family ties are increasingly tested. Amid conflicts between them and their children, parents revisit or relive their own adolescent conflicts with their parents. This stage or phase begins roughly at the point at which the first child exits the family to estab­ lish an independent household. As children individuate and become more independent of and separate from their parents,...
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