Psychosocial Theories of Aging


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The time of life after age 65 is called:

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1. Psychological theories that deal with sociability are called _____ theories.

2. According to disengagement theory, why do older adults pull away from society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous psychosocial theories about people in late adulthood. This quiz and worksheet combination will help determine how much you know by asking questions about three different theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the following theories:

  • Disengagement
  • Activity
  • Continuity

Skills Practiced

These study skills will be practiced in the quiz:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define types of psychosocial theories
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theory of disengagement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about aging theories of late adulthood

Additional Learning

To further your understanding, try the lesson Psychosocial Theories of Aging. This lesson will discuss:

  • Late adulthood
  • Disengagement theory
  • Activity theory
  • Continuity theory