Lifespan Lecture 08 - Early Adulthood

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Transcript Lifespan Lecture 08 - Early Adulthood

Unit 7
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Senescence: A state of gradual physical
decline due to aging.
◦ Skin thinning
◦ Hair thinning and graying
◦ Organ reserve decreases
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Infertility: Inability to conceive a child after
one or more years of attempting to conceive.
◦ Caused by..
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Endometriosis
Repeated STIs
Genetics
Hormonal Imbalances
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Infertility: Inability to conceive a child after
one or more years of attempting to conceive.
◦ Treatments
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT)
Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer (ZIFT)
Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID)
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Drug Abuse & Addiction
Alcohol Abuse & Addiction
Dieting & Eating Disorders
◦ Anorexia Nervosa: Limiting calorie intake; body fat
percentage drops more than 10% below normal
◦ Bulimia Nervosa: Binge-purge behavior; body fat
percentages remain within 10% above or below
normal
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Violent Death
◦ Car accidents, etc. due to “manly” behavior
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Back to Piaget!
◦ Post-Formal Thought: Abstract reasoning
◦ Dialectical Thought: Ability to weigh pros and cons
 Thesis (belief) vs antithesis (opposite view) debate over
decisions
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Daniel Levinson’s Stages of Adulthood
Age
Stage
17-22
18-33
Early adult transition—move away from adolescence and
make first adult decisions
Change in life structure—transition due to change or crisis
22-28
First choices of love, friendship, occupation, and lifestyle
33-40
Settling down—establish self in society, family, and career
40-45
Midlife transition—life structure questioned: time of crisis in
meaning, value, and direction of life; neglected areas
struggle for expression
New choices made, new life structure and new task
commitment
45-50
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Intimacy through Friendship
◦ Male friendships = common interests
◦ Female friendships = emotional exchange
◦ Cross-sex friendships = challenge w/sexual
boundaries
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Intimacy through Sexual Partnership
◦ Cohabitation
◦ Marriage
 Marital Equality
◦ Spousal Abuse
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Common Couple violence = both partners
Patriarchal Terrorism = Male-dominated
Matriarchal Terrorism = Female-dominated
Battered-Wife Syndrome
◦ Divorce
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Adult Attachment was developed off of
Ainsworth’s attachment theory
◦ Autonomous: Objective views
◦ Dismissing: No value on attachment; idealize
parents
◦ Preoccupied: Preoccupied with past; emotional
when discussing past, attachment, parents
◦ Unresolved: No attempt to deal with attachment;
may be grieving a parent
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Work Patterns
◦ 9-5, Monday-Friday, or other?
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Workplace Diversity
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Gender
Culture
Religion
Race
Workplace Socialization
◦ Coaching
◦ Mentoring
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Challenges
◦ Glass Ceiling
◦ Gender Differences in Pay & Promotion
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Roles: The “act” we play in certain situations
◦ Role Conflict
◦ Role Overload
◦ Role Buffering
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Family Logistics: Aspects of family life that
require careful planning
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Scheduling
Activities
Parenting
The Sandwich Generation