The combination of statuses, roles, activities, goals, values, beliefs, and life circumstances that characterize an individual.
Ages 17 through 39
Ages 40 through 59
Ages 60 and over
Becoming One's Own Man
Men establish their own identities in the world of work.
The first 3 periods of the early adulthood when most men marry.
Someone who fosters an individuals development by believing in the person.
Consists of all individuals 16 and older who are employed in paid positions or who are seeking paid employment.
A high-status occupation that requires specialized skills obtained through formal education.
The situation that occurs when people don't have jobs but are actively seeking employment.
The percentage of the civilian labor force that is unemployed but actively seeking employment.
The scientific study of the process and phenomena of aging.
The study of the nonphysical aspects of the aging process.
Ages 65 through 74
Ages 75 through 84
Ages 85 & Older
An organic condition that results in the progressive destruction of brain cells.
The shift from being an independent adult to being dependent on others for physical or financial assistance.
The average number of years a person born in a particular year can be expected to live.
Mature, flexible, happy people with rich inner lives who are open to new things and not afraid of their emotions.
Striving ambitious people who keep a tight control over their anxieties and impulses.
Passive people who are dependent on others.
People with disorganized patterns of aging.
An agency whose senior volunteers help operators of small businesses solve business-related problems.