1/28 GRNT 2124-001
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Marisa Abate on Friday February 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GRNT 2124-001 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Maria-Carl Chiarella in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Adult Development and Aging in Public Health at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
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1/28 Empty Nest -moms depressed Midlife Crisis - Men more affected -used clinical samples (someone already in counseling) -There is no solid evidence for a midlife crisis -Age discrimination after 50…. “over qualiﬁed” -divorce in midelife is tougher -people who report it have experience past crises ( crisis prone or people with personality issues) Positives: - you have a higher position at work, more money - leadership in family - better decision making abilities - more self conﬁdent Late Adulthood Grandparents Age: Curvilinear pattern of closeness -when the children are young,they spend a lot of time with them -dips down during teen years -rises back up as they get older Gender: Grandmothers are closer to grandchildren than grandfathers -more social interaction with Grandmother and granddaughters -more instrumental interaction with grandfather and grandsons (hands on help) -practical Normal family ranking: -Maternal Grandmother -Maternal Grandfather -Paternal Grandmother -Paternal Grandfather Ethnicity: African American, Latino, and Asian American grandparents have higher status within the family and carry more authority than european American grandparents -family leadership -family decisions -interpersonal as opposed to independence Types of grandparents Companionate: feel close, no parental role spoil-y fun grandparents Apportioned: involved in lives and development; do NOT indulge -not taken over parenting role, have boundaries with you -no spoiling -formal Remote: less involved; due to geographic distance Involved: Close geographically, often assume parent-like responsibilities, usually in response to a family crisis -distruption in the family Individualized: doesn't contribute much to the lives of children even though they are emotionally closer than remote grandparent Authoritative: Involves extensive support; almost the the point of assuming parental responsibilities; most common in african american homes Transition into simpliﬁed forms of former roles Widowhood: -the state of having lost ones spouse to death -common or time limited disruptions -lonliness -symptoms of depression -health problems -chronic disruption -lasting several years -absence of disruptions -powers onward Social support: -adult children: daughters -friends; ability to make new friendships