After some thinking, and deciding where to find adolescent age kids, I chose to
observe the older students the Tallahassee Ballet. Over the course of one week I watched
them interact before and after their
Running head: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS PAPER OF HOPE SPRINGS
A Critical Analysis Paper of Hope Springs
Florida State University
Contexts of Adult Development and Aging
March 23rd, 2016
To fully understand the analysis a brief b
Chapter 3: Social and Psychological Theories in later life
Metaphors for Aging
Mechanistic: development is directed by biology (the body is a machine)
Organic: Potential to develop lies within ourselves.
Information processing: one persons ability to fu
Mental health and aging
As individuals age, they can experience a wide range of mental health issues such as:
o Cognitive or intellectual decline
o Organic brain disorders
Recognizing that older adul
Older Adults: Divorce
o Marriage is different now, as we are living longer and thus have the potential to be
o The divorced older adults may not receive as much support as their widowed
o There are few norms dealing w
Ch. 6 Friends, Family and Community.
Family Development in Later Life
There are many family and relational transitions in later life:
o Becoming a grandparent
o Changing relationships with adult children
o Becoming a parenting figu
Ch. 1 Aging In America
The population of older adults is rapidly growing.
Not that adults are just being born adults, but more children are living longer
meaning more are living in to adulthood.
A child born in 2011 could expect to live to be 78.7 years o
Ch. 2 Stereotypes and Imaging
Stereotypes are thoughts and beliefs that may or may not accurately reflect
reality about a group of people.
They are often based upon ones individual experience or what one was taught.
Based upon our need t
CH. 8 Work and Leisure
Changes in Retirement
In 1900, nearly 70% of American men 65 and older were employed.
1960, dropped to 35%.
Why? Lived through a couple of world wars, a great depression,
modernization & industrialization people began earnin
Ch. 4 Health Status
In general, the health status of people has 65 and older has improved greatly in the
last 50 years
Activities of daily living (ADL): bathing, feeding ourselves, dressing.
Instrument activities of daily living (
Observation Paper 2
In this observation I watched how kindergarteners interact during their after
school programs. I was looking to see how gender stereotyping influences their
choices of play. More specifically, I w
The oldest Old
o Robust aging
85+ fastest growing portion of the older populations
Physical Health of the Oldest Old
o Healthier and happier than stereotypes lead us to believe
o Losses dont take toll til