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Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood

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Jerlena Adams

on 17 April 2017

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Transcript of Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood

Ethnicity, Gender And Culture
Successful Aging
Proper diet
Active Lifestyle
Mental Stimulation
Flexibility
Positive Coping Skills
Good Social Relationships
Support
Absence of disease
Families And Social relationships
Activity Theory
Theories of Socioemotional Development
Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood
Erikson's Theory
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Lifestyle Diversity
Close relationships of older adults are different from younger adults.
(Carr&Moorman,2011) The lifestyle of older adults are changing
Formally, the later years consist of marriage for men & widowhood for women.
Cont. Statistics
In 2012, 58% of U.S adults over 65 years of age were married, older men 72% were far more likely to be married than older women which were 45%.
Older Adult Parents and Their Adult children
Divorced is far less commoned among older adults than younger adults, likely reflecting cohert effect rather than age effects sense divorced was somewhat rare.
Rising divorced rates increased in better health have lead to an increased in re-marriage in older adults (Ganong & Coleman,2016)
Friendship/Social Support
In early adulthood, friendship networks expand as new social connections are made from home.
Activities w/ friends increased positive affect in life satisfaction in older adults. (Huxhold, Miche,&Schuz,2014)
In another study married older adults, women were more depressed than men if they did not have a best friend (Antonucci Lansford,2001)
Cont. Friendship/Social Support
Social Support & Social integration plays important roles in the physical mental health in older adults. (Antonucci, Birditt,& Ajrouch,2013)
Social Support: Having assistants available from other people, support system.
Social Integration: The movement of minority groups such as ethic minorities sections of a society into the mainstreams of societies.
Ethnicity
Ethnicity focuses on African American, Latinos & Non-Latinos Whites indicate a possible double jeopardy for ageism and racism.
Ageism: Prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person's age
These ethnicity or more likely to have history of less education, long periods of unemployment, worse housing conditions and shorter life expectancy than other older adults
Gender
The poverty rate for older adults females is almost double of older adult men.
Culture
Six factors are most likely predict high status for older adults in a culture. (List)
Older persons have valuable knowledge
Older persons control key family/community resources.
Older persons are permitted to engaged in useful and valued functions as long as possible.
Age-related role changes involve greater responsibilities, authority in advisory capacity
The extended family is a common family arrangement in the culture, and older person is integrated into the extended family.
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