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1 The developing and aging personality reading: personality (personal priorities) and well being sections- 12 and 13 ;also selective optimization with compensation 378-9) A note on the inner meaning of middle age A note on the difficulty of defining And measuring personality

2 THE WAYS WE DON’T CHANGE (much): EXPLORING THE BIG FIVE extraverson openness conscientiousness agreeableness Neuroticism openness as the key to a good life a nature-evokes-nurture explanation of personality stability

3 The ways we do change: In our priorities and life goals #1 McAdams Explores generativity when does generativity flower? who are the generative adults? ( commitment script/generative strivings/redemption sequence )

4 Take this and Hand in

5 Priorities and Goals #2: Focusing on life’s finitude Carstensen’s Socioemotional Selectivity theory Emphasizing enjoying the present Prioritizing close attachments

6 Exploring happiness # 1: What does it mean to be happy? Hedonic Eudaimonic

7 Exploring happiness #2: Happiness perceptions and research facts

8 Exploring happiness #3: Do we get more mature and happy with age?

9 A better question: WHO gets happier and more mature? Impact of life stress in promoting maturity Impact of basic values in promoting maturity

10 Why old age (can be) very happy and very sad Making the happiness case : Less life stress The late life positivity effect Making the sadness case: being poor and alone

11 Keys to happiness at ANY age Feel efficacious Be generative use selective optimization with compensation to engineer your life

12 The developing and aging mind read: intelligence section ch 12; memory section ch 13 Exploring the WAIS Exploring the age decline in verbal and performance tests

13 Exploring fluid and Crystallized skills

14 How this looks depending on the test

15 How this works in terms of creativity and careers Exploring age friendly and unfriendly careers Exploring the role of enduring abilities

16 Keeping intelligent with age Impact of not getting ill (terminal drop) Impact of stimulating jobs with people

17 Alternate ideas about intelligence What does it mean to be intelligent in life? Exploring the features of post formal thought

18 Exploring wisdom YEA!! We are apt to GET WISE AFTER AGE 60— ( depending on how we measure wisdom-of course!)

19 Memory the dismal findings What makes things worse (divided attention)

20 The aging brain ( why working memory doesn’t work as well)

21 memory systems theory Episodic Semantic Procedural (and explaining Alz. Disease)

22 Give another example of each memory system and hand it in

23 Making Your Memory Good Use selective optimization with compensation Use mnemonic techniques Use external aids (when you can!) Use external aids

24 Life roles (and sex!) Read: Roles and issues section ch 12— ; transitions section ch 13 (409- end of chapter) SEX Males: Its mainly physical Refractory period/erection and ejaculation changes Females: Its mainly social When women are sexiest Exploring the cougar effect

25 Menopause facts and stereotypes

26 STAYING SEXY WITH AGE

27 Older families: Myths and realities Quiz Midlife adults are stressed between caring for their children and their elderly parents (T/ F) Being close to your parents/grandparents means sharing your basic feelings and concerns (T/F) Your parents love you more than you love them (T/F). In collectivist nations people are happy to care for their elderly (vs in the U.S.) (T/F)

28 Grandparenthood: That wonderful and difficult life role Why do we need them? (Family watchdogs) What hurdles do they face? (maternal vs paternal grandparents; custodial grandparents)

29 Parent care: That difficult life job What’s the basic issue here? Who the caregivers really are? What makes things better or worse?

30 Life transitions quiz (T/F) The age for getting your full social security is 65 Most baby boomers expect to retire at 65 Widowhood hits men hardest—in that they die sooner People who have the happiest marriages have the most trouble recovering after they lose a spouse. People can almost always benefit from attending a widowhood group

31 Life transitions 1: retirement Exploring the upwardly shifting retirement age Exploring the truth about social security (and pensions) Exploring issues of intergenerational equity

32 Predicting Who Will be Happy as a Retiree

33 Life Transitions #2:Widowhood Exploring bereavement When should mourning “end”? Continuing bonds What makes things better (or worse)? What should you do to help (or not help!)?

34 Surviving widowhood ( And Exploring Our Societal Mourning Myths)


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