Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood


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Middle adulthood is the time of life between ages _____ and _____.

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1. Men are likely to feel the need to _____ during their mid-life crisis.

2. Stereotypical behaviors associated with one gender or another are called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and corresponding worksheet to quickly assess your knowledge of the different ways in which men and women act in middle age and how their personalities might change during this period of their lives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Mid-life crisis
  • Stereotypical traits assigned to a gender
  • Reversal of behavior by middle aged men and women

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the changes in men and women during middle age
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about middle adulthood in a different manner
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast how men and women express mid-life crises
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the gender crossover theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the period referred to as middle age
  • Use examples to illustrate how men and women might behave during a mid-life crisis
  • Explain the gender crossover theory
  • Discuss the improbability of this theory