HM 101 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Midlife Crisis, Advance Healthcare Directive, Sandwich Generation
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Chapter 15: Physical & Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood
1. What does the chapter introduction say about midlife or middle adulthood?
2. How does socioeconomic status (SES) influence health?
3. How do emotions influence health?
4. Why was the Seattle Longitudinal Study important in our learning about cognitive abilities in
5. What are the characteristics of expertise?
Chapter 16: Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood
6. Compare/contrast the following theories & theorists about stability and change in personality
Stability & Change
• Valliant &
The Social Clock
7. Is there a midlife crisis? What are some considerations when answering this question?
8. Why is generativity so important at this stage in life?
9. What are the dimensions of well-being (Table 3 on p. 480) and why are they important?
10. How is marriage different at midlife than at other points?
11. How do cohabiters fare in middle adulthood?
12. What are some of the reasons couples in midlife divorce?