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Ch 22: Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood

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Learn about the challenges of retirement in these online lessons and quizzes. These lessons, part of Study.com's Psychology of Adulthood and Aging course, cover topics such as adjustment to retirement, leisure activities and living situations among retirees.

Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While retirement is often much anticipated, there are challenges and issues that go along with stopping work due to age. The lessons in this chapter discuss achievement in late adulthood, including adjusting to retirement. You will explore the reasons why people retire from employment as well as various methods of retiring. Factors such as social isolation and ageism in our society are examined.

This chapter's lessons cover leisure activities common to retired people and how these activities are beneficial. An overview of various living situations is included as well. The lessons include topics such as:

  • Preparation for retirement
  • Reasons to retire
  • Challenges of aging
  • Housing and communities for the elderly

Video Objectives
Achievement in Late Adulthood See how work, retirement, leisure and volunteer activities relate to achievement.
Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors and Preparation, Adjustment Discuss methods of retiring (gradual vs. abrupt) and look at how people prepare for retirement. Explore race and gender issues regarding retirement.
Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism and Social Isolation Look at the problems that may arise with aging.
Leisure Activities of Adults Learn about the types of leisure activities older adults enjoy. Explore the benefits of activities.
Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods and Housing Understand how physical surroundings and social setting affect an aging person's development and adjustment.

5 Lessons in Chapter 22: Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood
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Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment

1. Retirement: Definition, Influencing Factors, Preparation & Adjustment

Retirement is when someone decides to stop working and end their professional career. Explore the definition of retirement, factors that influence retirement, and how to prepare and adjust for retirement in this lesson.

Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

2. Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Ageism & Social Isolation

Growing older can be an unpleasant process for many people, and societies sometimes treat being old as a disease with no cure. Sociologists study the aging process, including patterns of social activity among the elderly, and have identified multiple challenges that can make aging difficult. Explore three of the more significant challenges of aging, including less income available in retirement, ageism, and social isolation.

Leisure Activities of Adults: Types, Benefits & Examples

3. Leisure Activities of Adults: Types, Benefits & Examples

Adults use their free time for a variety of leisure activities. Understand the definition of leisure, explore the purpose, types, and benefits of leisure activities, and examine physical high speed, physical low speed, and the meaning of cognitive tasks in relation to leisure activities.

Achievement in Late Adulthood

4. Achievement in Late Adulthood

Achievements are celebrated differently in late adulthood, or the time of life after the age of 65. Explore how achievement is evaluated in late adulthood and learn about the three main types of achievements found in late adulthood.

Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

5. Social Context of Aging: Communities, Neighborhoods, and Housing

In late adulthood, social convoys and contexts become more important as people have more time to spend and grow to depend on others. Learn about the social changes older people experience, the various housing options for seniors, and ways to help determine which community or neighborhood may be a good fit for someone.

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