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APSY 2242
MIDTERM EXAM
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January 17, 2017
Helicopter Parents
Overinvolvement
Laying out plans and also intervening
Monitoring
Loss of confidence in children - never get to make mistakes in manageable ways and
successfully manage them
Hesitant to try new things
Lack of trust between parent and child - parent doesn’t trust child’s decisions
Emotional wellbeing effects
Sadness, loneliness, anxiety, overwhelmed
Maybe more common in affluent families, but not exclusively, maybe manifested in
different ways
Parental investment theory
Snowplow parents
Fix everything
Even more terrifying
Don’t learn responsibility or value anything
Affluenza
*Affects future adults
Emerging Adulthood
Ages 18-25ish
“The roleless role”
Up to the 90s: born → infant → toddler → early childhood → middle childhood →
preadolescence → adolescence → adulthood → middle aged → late adulthood →
geriatrics
Not always applicable - depending on circumstances, may not exist, often social class
bound
Features:
Rapid change
Living space
Adolescence: parent’s home
EA: everywhere - school, parent’s home, changing location, *residentially
transient
Adult: own place
Kids
Adolescence: usually no
EA: some do some don’t
Adults: often
Time
Adolescence: school
EA: all over the place - volunteering, school, full-time work, part-time work etc.
Adults: full-time work
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Tumultuous time
Can be a dangerous time - risk
Open to exploration, values may not be established
High interest in thrill-seeking, sensation-seeking
Substance use, sex
Freedom - less commitment so chance to test things out to see what is right for you and
freedom to make mistakes
Leads to experience and maybe stronger commitments in adulthood in a world of
relativism
Good time to try different careers
An extension of identity exploration
Retirement
People are now healthier and living longer - need to work longer to support retirement
Costs more
Actions taken throughout life that add up
Social Security
Operate from a retirement thinking model - financial future thinking hasn’t
moved with what retirement actually entails today
Spend more time in nursing homes, which costs a fortune
Older people less afraid of dying
Experienced loss and gotten through it
Sense of being content with what you have done - integrity or despair (Erikson)
Acceptance
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