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Chapter 2 notes

by: Aimee Kalczuk

Chapter 2 notes HDF 247

Aimee Kalczuk
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Intro to Gerontology
Ko, Han-Jung

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Intro to Gerontology
Ko, Han-Jung
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Intro to Gerontology, Koko, HDF 248, cmu, central michigan university
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Chapter 2 Life Course Transitions Life course perspective changing contexts of lives and their consequences for human development and aging Five principles A lifelong process not just one chunk of time Historical time and place Speci c events going on Situational forces What are the situations of the time Linked lives We are in uenced by other people Timing in one s life Age you experience the event a child would experience the Great Depression differently than an adult Age norms society s ideas of what a person of a certain age does Social roles The individual person s roles and traits of their time parent student etc Ontime and off time it is on time to have a child in your late twenties but off time to have one in your teens Transition Changing from one role to another Ex when you have a child you transition into a parent Counter transition An indirect consequence based on someone else s change Ex When a person has a child their parents counter transition into grandparents Trajectory The direction a person s life is going multiple transitions combine together Normative is regular nonnormative is irregular Subjective turning points exist Domain speci c Different based on work home etc Cohort effect those born at the same time or experience the same historical events Cohort can in uence or be in uenced by society Crosssectional studies Study of many people one at a time Longitudinal Study of one person or speci c age group over a period of time


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