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Ch 3: Stages of Adulthood & Aging

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Study the stages of adulthood and aging with this comprehensive online chapter. The chapter includes short lessons and quizzes that can be used for test preparation, homework help, tutoring, professional development and independent learning.

Stages of Adulthood & Aging - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review a collection of lessons that break down the stages of adulthood and aging. You'll receive expert instruction on a variety of topics related to adult development theory, models of aging, stress management and the types of changes that typically occur throughout adulthood. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Explain Levinson's adult development theory stages
  • Compare various aging models
  • Recognize developmental influences in late adulthood
  • Describe the effects of stress and adaptation
  • Outline defense mechanisms and coping strategies for stress
  • Discuss emotional, psychological and physical changes in adults

The bite-sized nature of these video lessons helps you quickly move throughout the chapter. Watch the videos online and print the lesson transcripts to follow along with the lesson narrators. You can also solidify your comprehension of these topics by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. For your convenience, we've made these resources available around-the-clock and accessible on any Internet-connected device.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Stages of Adulthood & Aging
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Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

1. Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

There has been a lot of talk about the development of children. But, do people continue to develop into their adult years? Psychologist Daniel Levinson thought so. In this lesson, we will look into his seven stages of adult development.

Models of Aging: Definitions & Types

2. Models of Aging: Definitions & Types

There are different ways to describe how old someone is other than revolutions around the sun. We will explore a few of them and how they focus on either the individual or the individual's place in society.

Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

3. Influences on Development in Late Adulthood

As people age, they go through many changes, both positive and negative. In this lesson, we'll look at the major influences on development in late adulthood, including normative and non-normative change.

Stress & Adaptation: Effects, Defense Mechanisms & Coping Strategies

4. Stress & Adaptation: Effects, Defense Mechanisms & Coping Strategies

In this lesson, we explore the stress response and how people typically deal with stressful situations. We give a nod to situations older people have to deal with and what they are likely to do in response.

Physical, Psychological and Emotional Changes in Adults

5. Physical, Psychological and Emotional Changes in Adults

As an adult you establish a unique identity, reach the proverbial midlife crisis, and eventually succumb to old age. In this lesson, learn about the physical, psychological, and emotional changes that take place along this journey.

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