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10.2: Introduction to Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood

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    What you’ll learn to do: describe psychosocial development in in late adulthood

    Family out for a stroll while others sit and talk on benches.

    Our ideas about aging, and what it means to be over 50, over 60, or even over 90, seem to be stuck somewhere back in the middle of the 20th century. We still consider 65 as standard retirement age, and we expect everyone to start slowing down and moving aside for the next generation as their age passes the half-century mark. In this section we explore psychosocial developmental theories, including Erik Erikson’s theory on psychosocial development in late adulthood, and we look at aging as it relates to work, retirement, and leisure activities for older adult. We’ll also examine ways in which people are productive in late adulthood.

     

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    • Introduction to Psychosocial Development in Late Adulthood. Authored by: Sonja Ann Miller for Lumen Learning. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution
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