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1 BEGINNING THE ADULT JOURNEY Read:Chapter 10 Scanning the reasons for emerging adulthood * Life expectancy Education Varied paths and norms

2 Pathway markers and events #1 Exploring nest leaving and nest staying Nest leaving trends and facts Nest staying advice

3 Pathway Markers and Events #2 Exploring the social clock On time Off time

4 THE CHALLENGE: IDENTITY Identity statuses Foreclosure diffusion

5 Identity statuses cont Moratorium Achievement

6 Choosing a career FLOW Choosing a career; succeeding at college (Flow)

7 College Facts and Realities How important is college to a secure economic life? How important is SES to graduating from school?

8 Making it in college Be financially literate before you enroll Connect with faculty (and see them regularly!) Get involved in campus life (to find your flow) Volunteer if possible (to find your flow) COLLEGE IS A TIME FOR PERSONAL GROWTH

9 Finding love #1 The pathway to commitment Murstein’s stimulus, value, role theory homogamy Selecting an ideal self Wh When you should be diff

10 Finding love 2: irrationality and unpredictability (see below)

11 Finding Love 3: Adult Attachment styles

12 Fun research facts about romance

13 Take this and hand it in

14 LOVE AND MARRIAGE CONT (chapter 11-section on marriage) U shaped curve of satisfaction Empty nest Why late life marriage (can be) the best

15 Love and marriage types: Sternberg’s triangular theory charting the fall off in passion and intimacy

16 Keeping passion and intimacy alive Do exciting things together commitment and sacrifice

17 Marital communication styles Demand withdrawal + to – communications DON’T GET PERSONAL!!

18 Summing up (take this and hand in)

19 PARENTHOOD 1 : transition to parenthood readings:parenthood section ch 11 Why things (can) change for the worse Who copes best

20 Parenthood 2: motherhood fantasies and realities

21 Why society is “out to get moms”

22 MOMS ARE DOING MORE

23 Fatherhood activities and roles Fun guy; play guy Doing more but not final responsibility

24 Doing more but not final responsibility cont

25 Work 1: the landscape Historical changes: traditional stable vs boundarilyess careers salaries and careers Women’s vs(?) men’s work

26 Work issues Role conflict and role overload Unemployment

27 Work happiness Fit career to personality Find a workplace that offers autonomy and creativity

28 Personality read: section on personality ch 12 How we probably don’t change (the big five) New research: openness to experience=key to a fulfilling life

29 Generativity: the key to a fulfilling adult life Changes in generative priorities Who are the highly generative adults? (redemption sequence)

30 Intelligence 1: Aging and performance on traditional tests read chapter 12, intelligence section Two types of intelligence Fluid crystallized

31 WHEN WE ARE AT OUR INTELLECTUAL PEAK midlife but it varies depending on the mix or fluid and crystallized skills (see left) The role of basic ability (see below)

32 Being adult smart POSTFORMAL THOUGHT looks at multiple perspectives interested in finding questions (open to experience ] Knows there are no right answers Do we really get wise with age?

33 WHO GETS WISE (and mature) with age?

34 Summing things Up: Constructing a fulfilling adult life

35 For fun: Happiness facts )

36 AGING AND OLD AGE IMPAIRMENTS Read : Chapter 14 beginning to Options and Services for the Frail elderly;see also chapter 12 pp for sex ) Normal aging-chronic disease-ADLS-- death Poor: aging faster dying earlier female: living longer more frail

37 VISION CLOSE UP PROBS (presbyopia) POOR DARK VISION GLARE Lens=everything time)

38 HEARING PROBS HEARING HIGH PITCH Hair cells

39 ELDERSPEAK

40 RESPONDING TO THE WORLD REACTION TIME OSTEOPOROSIS

41 DRIVING: A BASIC CONCERN

42 Summary and interventions

43 SEX MALE FEMALE

44 Staying sexy with age

45 WORST CASE SCENARIO: DEMENTIA Risk factors and pathway (APOE)

46 Types Vascular dementia= small strokes Alzheimers disease= Plaques and tangles

47 INTERVENTIONS (Prevention?)


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