Middle Adulthood Transitions: Mid-Life Crisis & Empty Nest Syndrome


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The time of life between ages 40 and 65 is called:

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the common triggers of a mid-life crisis?

2. A reframing of mid-life crisis to focus on the transitional elements of middle adulthood is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mid-life crises and empty nest syndrome are transitions people experience, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Gender difference in mid-life crises
  • Time when you look at the positive parts of middle adulthood
  • Major negative episode that deals with identity and success
  • Depression due to children moving out of the house
  • Time of life between ages 40 and 65

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of middle adulthood in connection with mid-life crisis
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as mid-life crisis and empty nest syndrome

Additional Learning

To learn more about the transitions people experience, review the corresponding lesson titled Middle Adulthood Transitions: Mid-Life Crisis & Empty Nest Syndrome. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines middle age, middle adulthood, and mid-life transition
  • Explains mid-life crisis by using an example
  • Discusses the ways men and women handle mid-life crises differently
  • Provides an explanation of empty nest syndrome
  • Gives the positive and negative parts of empty next syndrome