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1

Erikson's stage for middle adulthood

generativity versus stagnation
-generativity: desire to leave legacies to the next generation

2

contemporary life-events approach

emphasizes that how a life event influences the individual's development depends not only on the life event, but also on mediating factors, the individual's adaptation to the life event, the life-stage context, and the sociohistorical contex

3

fight-or-flight

the view that when men experiences stress, they are more likely to engage in a fight-or-flight pattern, as reflected in being aggressive, withdrawing from social contact, or drinking alcohol

4

tend-and-befriend

the view that when women experience stress, they are more likely to engage in a tend-and-befriend pattern, seeking social alliances with others, especially female friends

5

social clock

the timetable according to which individuals are expected to accomplish life's tasks, such as getting married, having children, or establishing themselves in a career

6

big five factors of personality

-emotional stability (neuroticism)
-extraversion
-openness to experience
-agreeableness
-conscientiousness

7

cumulative personality model of personality development

with time and age, people become more adept at interacting with their environment in ways that promote increased stability of personality

8

empty nest syndrome

a decrease in marital satisfaction that occurs after children leave home, because parents derive considerable satisfaction from their children