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Department
Health and Human Performance
Course
HAHP 2000
Professor
Matthew Numer
Semester
Fall

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Chapter XVI Socio­Emotional Development in Middle Adulthood PERSONALITY THEORIES & DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE ADULTHOOD: Erikson’s Stage of Generativity vs. Stagnation: • Does your life have purpose or are you just drifting along? o Generativity defined as the processes that encompasses adult’s desire to leave a legacy to the  next generation  Kind of immortality achieved by promoting & guiding those who follow by • Parenting, teaching, leading, doing things to benefit the community  Participation in generativity goals more significant to later life marital happiness than  intimacy o Stagnation develops when individuals are unfulfilled & sense that they have done nothing for  the next generation • Gilligan noted mid­life a time of significant transitions for WOMEN Whitbourne & Connolly (1999) believe Erikson’s last 3 stages of adulthood are developmental phases within  identity 4 Paths to Developing Generativity: Biological Generativity • Conceive & give birth to infants Parental Generativity • Provide nurturance & guidance to children Work Generativity • Develop skills that are passed down to others Cultural Generativity • Create/renovate/conserve some aspect of culture that survives How Pervasive are Midlife Crises? • Levinson views midlife as a crisis o Time when adult suspended between past & future o Trying to cope with this gap threaten life’s continuity • Incidence of midlife crisis greatly exaggerated in our culture o MAA in reality have greater sense of control in work, environmental mastery, more autonomy,  more power & greater financial security If asked, many MAA would not go back to being younger; only would if they had knowledge they have now. Individual Variations: • Stage theories focus on universals of adult personality development o Do not address individual variations • TREMENDOUS variations individually in adulthood o Trauma has a major effect on later life 1 Chapter XVI Socio­Emotional Development in Middle Adulthood The Life­Events Approach: • Contemporary approach emphasizi
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