Ch 18: Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood: Tutoring Solution

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The Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about psychosocial development in middle adulthood. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the psychosocial development concepts for middle adulthood that are typically covered in a life span developmental psychology course.

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  • Identify the psychosocial development in middle adulthood concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Struggle with understanding personality frameworks, mid-life crises, job satisfaction or dissatisfaction, family configurations, gender role changes, workplace and job performance issues, cultural differences, or any other topic specific to psychosocial development in middle adulthood
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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Myers-Briggs type indicator personality framework.
  • Learn about the challenges of middle adulthood transitions.
  • Understand the evidence that suggests that personality traits are stable over time.
  • Describe the factors that influence job satisfaction and job dissatisfaction.
  • Take a look at family configurations in middle adulthood.
  • Examine trends and patterns regarding divorce and remarriage in adulthood.
  • Learn how gender roles change in middle adulthood.
  • Discuss career changes and unemployment in middle adulthood.
  • Take a look problems related to workplace satisfaction and their solutions.
  • Understand how cultural differences affect the way we experience middle adulthood.

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood: Tutoring Solution
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.

Empty Nest Syndrome: Definition & Explanation

12. Empty Nest Syndrome: Definition & Explanation

Empty nest syndrome refers to the grief, depression, and loneliness that some parents feel after their children have moved out of the house. Learn about the symptoms of empty nest syndrome, how it can impact health, and more.

Chronological Age: Definition & Explanation

13. Chronological Age: Definition & Explanation

If you know your birth date, your chronological age should be very easy to determine. It is a measure of your age based on the calendar date on which you were born. Explore chronological age, how it differs from mental age, and more.

What Are Baby Boomers? - Definition, Age & Characteristics

14. What Are Baby Boomers? - Definition, Age & Characteristics

Baby boomers have shaped the cultural landscape for more than 60 years and will continue to have a significant influence as they move into the so-called 'retirement years.' Learn who these baby boomers are and what caused the boom along with key characteristics of this fascinating demographic group. Finally, test your knowledge with quiz questions.

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