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Ch 18: Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of psychosocial development in middle adulthood. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of psychosocial development in middle adulthood.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering life span developmental psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn life span developmental psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding job satisfaction factors or other topics related to psychosocial development in middle adulthood
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about psychosocial development in middle adulthood
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on psychosocial development in middle adulthood. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a psychosocial development in middle adulthood unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Mid-life crisis and empty-nest syndrome
  • Stability of personality traits vs. change in personality over time
  • Job dissatisfaction causes
  • Divorce and remarriage
  • Effects of cultural differences on the experience of middle adulthood

11 Lessons in Chapter 18: Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses

1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality framework is a theory of personality types that helps managers with job placement, conflict management, team building and career development.

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

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

Middle age is a time of transitions, when people's lives are changing rapidly. In this lesson, we'll look at two ways that people often react to those changes: mid-life crises and empty nest syndrome.

Stability vs. Change in Personality

3. Stability vs. Change in Personality

What makes you who you are? How are you different from other people? And will your personality ever change? Watch this lesson to find out more about the 'Big Five' personality traits and how people change over their lifespan.

What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors

4. What is Job Satisfaction: Definition, Causes and Factors

Job satisfaction is more of a journey, not a destination, as it applies to both employees and the employer. As we will see in this lesson, there is no definitive way to measure job satisfaction or to ensure it.

Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

5. Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses

There is a level of job satisfaction for each person and each job performed. Problems occur when people are not happy with their jobs. In this lesson, we will look at causes for job dissatisfaction as well as employee responses.

Family Configurations and Changes in Middle Adulthood

6. Family Configurations and Changes in Middle Adulthood

During middle adulthood, many people find that their family dynamics change. In this lesson, we'll look at some of these changes, like becoming a grandparent and the challenges faced when a person is taking care of both their kids and parents.

Divorce and Remarriage in Adulthood

7. Divorce and Remarriage in Adulthood

When people fall in love, they often want to get married. But what happens when 'happily ever after' turns out to not last 'ever after?' In this lesson, we'll look at some psychological aspects of divorce and remarriage.

Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood

8. Gender Role Changes in Middle Adulthood

Middle adulthood is a time of great change for most people. But men and women experience those changes differently. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the way gender impacts middle age, including the famed mid-life crisis and gender crossover.

Job Performance, Career Change, and Unemployment in Middle Adulthood

9. Job Performance, Career Change, and Unemployment in Middle Adulthood

Making a living can be a major endeavor! Watch this lesson to find out more about work in middle adulthood. We'll cover the topics of career and job changes, age discrimination and unemployment and their effect on middle age.

Workplace Satisfaction Issues: Problems & Solutions

10. Workplace Satisfaction Issues: Problems & Solutions

Because adults spend so much of their waking life at work, it is a major part of most adults' lives. Watch this lesson to find out more about issues that can occur in the workplace, including the glass ceiling and job burnout.

Cultural Differences in Middle Adulthood

11. Cultural Differences in Middle Adulthood

Middle adulthood can be a full and challenging time of life, but not everyone experiences middle age the same way. Watch this lesson to find out how culture impacts middle adulthood, including the concepts of generativity and mid-life crisis.

Chapter Practice Exam
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