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what are the 3 core concepts of adulthood?

love, work, care

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Common principles for adult development?

-stages build upon stages - you can't jump over one, have to master each before progressing
-stages are of defining yourself and separating from prior group, then re-integrating into a larger group
-non-linear process
-cycles of stability and change
-multiple areas evolving simultaneously

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overall trend of adult development?

movement outward from the self, into the world. increasing committment, responsibility and connection

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what are factors that can assist or slow the pace of adult development?

health/illness
social structures
cultural factors

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Erikson: how many of his 8 stages apply to adult development?

3

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Levinson: what are his stages called?

4 seasons: childhood, early adult, middle adult, late adult

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what did Neugarten add to the adult dev theories of Freud, Erickson, and Levinson?

the idea that there is a social clock, that things are expected to occur at a certain time and if they don't, they can throw things off

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What did Levinson emphasize in terms of adult dev?

dreams (imagined self v reality)
mentors
Unique Path
Relationships as the main structure in life

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what two theorists describe the internal self (inner evolution of mind/psyche/soul)

Jung, Campbell

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What are Jung's two main ideas?

-collective unconscious (inherited framework, universal to all)
-Archetypes (characters commonly seen in stories around the world)

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Campbell: big idea?

Universal Monomyth, Hero's Journey

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what are the 3 stages we are primarily concerned with in adult development?

-intimacy v isolation
-career consolidation v self-absorption
-generativity v stagnation

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age 20-30: developmental tasks? methods? outcomes?

Intimacy v Isolation
Tasks: emotional intimacy, sustained relationship, commitment while sustaining autonomy
Methods: trial/error (learning through relationships), parents as role models and often safety net.
Outcomes: committed love v self-absorption

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age 30-40: developmental tasks? methods? outcomes?

Career Consolidation
Tasks: Commitment to work, Job --> Career
Methods: formation of a dream, finding a mentor, gender differences show here
Outcomes: successful career/childrearing v failure and insecurity

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age 40-60: developmental tasks? methods? outcomes?

Generativity v Stagnation
Tasks: accept death, become a mentor, offer support to community, become more flexible in thinking
Methods: identify values, rebuild and rework, find roles for mentoring. may have mid-life crisis
Outcomes: Success v Failure (depression, mid-life crisis)