Unit 5Chapter 12: AdulthoodWarm up 02/19What does it mean to be an adult?ages 20-40learning to be independentReassessment - in 30sreevaluating decisionsam I on the right path?might make a new life patharound the age most get marriedYoung AdulthoodSettling Downfocus on advancing careers more people postponing marriage and kids until mid-30sMarriage/Relationshipsmore likely to last with stabilityErikson- without intimate relationships you will be isolated & lonelyMarriage/Relationshipspatriarchy - men dominate familiescouple more likely to share in responsibilitiesmarrying for love was not always the casechoosing a spousegenerally marry people similar to youroughly the same age (usually)
DivorceCausesno-fault divorce lawseasier to get a divorce?increased economic independence for womenunrealistic expectations of marriagefinancial burdenthe standard of living of one person likely to fallchild support & alimonyDivorcechildren of divorcestep-families create new dynamicsstressful for the children regardless of ageYou already wrote a letter to yourselfnow its time to put those ideas into a plan.List the accomplishments you would like to achieve in the next 10 yearsinclude school, career, family, hobbies, etc.
10 year planpatriarchygenerativitymidlife crisisempty-nest syndromemenopauseprogrammed theorieshospicebereavedChapter 12 Vocabcellular damage theoriescross-linkingdementiasenile dementiaAlzheimers diseaseego integrity euthanasialiving willsWhat is a midlife crisis?Do you think that they are common?Warm up 02/24ages ~40-65Generativitythe ability create, originate, and producemaintain and enhance self-esteemcareer, family, & communityno generativity = stagnationlack of achievement or developmentMiddle AdulthoodTransitionhow many years do I have left?crisis vs. age masterydecided what to do with the remainder of their livesmiddlescencesearch for new identityEmpty-Nest Syndromefeeling of loss parents feel when their children leave allow women to set new personal goalsMenopauseend of menstruation (late 40s -50s)hormonal changesmood swings & irritabilitymen have a decline in testosterone What identity status involves delaying making decisions?What identity status involves not being committed to a set of personal beliefs?What identity status involves making decisions that leave out other paths? Warm up 12/0365+Physical Changeswrinklesbrittle bonesLate Adulthood
Why do people age?programmed theoriespredetermined course of agingheredityCellular Damage Theoriesmalfunctioning cellsenvironment influences agingCognitive ChangesSenile Dementialoss of cognitive functionAlzheimersnot a normal part of agingVascular Dementiabursting blood vessel in brain
Social ChangesRetirementGrandparenthoodLiving ArrangementsIve fallen and I cant get up.most are independent
Successful Agingego integritymaintaining dignityadjustmentmore adjusted = happierself-challenge leads to more fulfilling older life
It can be whatever you wantthings to considermusical tastestelevisiongoalsfamily planningSelf-address the back ...I will mail it to you in ~10 years.Write a letter to yourself...What is death?Why are most people afraid to die?Warm up 02/26Stages of Dying - Kbler-RossDenial AngerBargainingDepressionAcceptanceDeath and DyingDying with DignityHospice - patients and families given physical & emotional support dealing with terminal illnesseuthanasia - mercy killingphysician assisted suicidesLiving Willspulling the plugFuneralfairly expensivecould leave loved ones in debtBereavementmourningsudden deaths - families go through stages of deathDeath is not the opposite of life; it exists as a part of them.Toru Watanabe, from Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (1987).The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.Mark Twain
An artists interpretation of deathSTUDY GUIDE!What do you want people to say about you when you are gone?How would you want to be described?Write at least a paragraph.Write your own eulogyhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/livingold/view/