Chapter 22-Study Guide Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

Chapter 22-Study Guide
Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
#1-Discuss the stages of Ericsson's theory that occur during adulthood.
#2-Be able to list Maslow's stages of development, having a general idea of what
each of these stages are.
#3-Discuss the concept of midlife crisis, what it is, and about what age it occurs.
#4-Discuss the concept of parent and adult child relationships, how they change
with age, and the effect of the adult child moving back in with the parents.
#5-Regarding marriage and happiness, discuss the relationship between satisfying
marriages and happiness, what promotes happiness, the effects of cohabitation
before marriage, and when domestic violence is most likely to occur.
#6-What is the effect of children on happiness? Discuss when happiness is highest,
when it decreases, and when it again improves.
#7-Discuss the empty nest concept, when it occurs, and it's effect on relationships.
Also, discuss why a long term partners tend to stay together.
#8-Discuss the chances of first marriages, all US marriages, and remarried people's
chance of divorce.
#9-Discuss how adults in general are affected by divorce, along with the effects on
very distressed marriages and emotionally distant marriages. Please include the
consequences of divorce.
#10- Discuss Erikson's concept of generativity and how that can be satisfied in
#11-Discuss caregiving for children, including your biological children, nonbiological children, stepfamilies and adoption.
#12-Discuss the sandwich generation, what it is, and the effect of only one child
bearing the burden.
#13-Discuss employment in adulthood; its effect on generativity, happiness, and the
effects of unemployment.
#14-Discuss extrinsic rewards, intrinsic rewards, and give examples of each.