Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory


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According to Levinson, what is adult development based on?

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1. Why is the Early Adult Transition (age 17-22) stage important?

2. What happens when someone enters the Age 30 Transition (28-33 years)?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Before, during, and after the lesson, you can use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of Levinson's theory concerning the stages of adult development. You'll need to answer questions about what happens in each stage, as well as the basis for adult development.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about the following:

  • What adult development is based on
  • What happens when someone goes to college
  • Characteristics of the different stages Levinson defined
  • Times of evaluation and transition

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understood the most significant information about Levinson's theory of adult development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different stages and what happens during them
  • Information recall - access the information you've gained regarding the age 30 transition time

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson, Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory, to learn more details about this theory. The lesson addresses objectives including the following:

  • Define life structure
  • Review the stages of adult development
  • Know when these stages typically occur