Social and Emotional Development Across the Lifespan
integrity vs. Despair is Erikson’s Theory of Development
Effect of life events
social relationships can help reduce depression, sadness or loneliness
relationships with friends can impact health positively
friends provide support and help when needed
is common among older adults
causes: work and family role change, physical abilities decrease, loss of family member or friends, loss of independence or control, finances, familiar and social interactions decreased or a side effect of medications
This is a major financial decision
some people look foreword to this others are anxious about it.
reasons to extend working would be to stay active and social, financial benefits
Adults travel, take up hobbies, spend time with friends or family, get a part time job or volunteer.
Effect of morals
Morals are based on wisdom, tradition, or common ways of doing things
Morals might include spiritual and religious beliefs
The elderly care a lot about the well-being of others
Role of communication
To accept help and give advice to their adult children
- generativity by passing stories knowledge and traditions to younger generations.
Role and level of nurturance
They receive nurturance from their adult children, or their spouse.
May choose to remarry once their first spouse has passed away.
In Marriage partners can experience life together
relationships between adult children and them change and they have to learn to accept their help
Women can be the matriarch- oldest women in the family
- Men can be the patriarch- oldest man in the family
"The Journals of Gerontology: Series B." Emotional Aging: Recent Findings and Future Trends. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
Kato, Sharleen L. Lifespan Development. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
Myths About Older Adults
Older adults are….
Rigid or inflexible
dont like new ideas or ways of doing things
crabby or impatient
Although they stay true to their temperament they mellow with age and are more accepting of differences . They are the carries of traditions and have wisdom or knowledge in practical issues.