big five personality traits
neroticism, extroversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, conscientiousness
State of emotional and physical exhaustion, lowered productivity, and feelings of isolation, often caused by work-related pressures
feminization of poverty
The increasing concentration of poverty among women, especially unmarried women and their children.
generativity vs. stagnation
(Erikson), middle aged adult develop a concern with establishing, guiding, and influencing the next generation or else experiences and stagnation (inactivity or lifelessness)
term used to refer to the invisible barries hindering the promotion of women and members of other groups traditionally underrepresented into high leadership positions
The person who takes primary responsibility for celebrating family achievements, gathering the family together, and keeping in touch with family members who do not live nearby
Feelings of boredom and stagnation in middle adulthood; time when adults discover they no longer feel fulfilled in their jobs or personal lives and attempt to make a decisive shift in career or lifestyle
According to Levinson, a process whereby adults assess the past and formulate new goals for the future; taking stock of life
parental imperative theory
theory that claims that traditional gender roles are maintained during the active parenting years to help ensue the survival of children. After children reach adulthood, parents are free to ecpress the "other-gender" side of their personalities.
Self-schemas for whom one may be in the future; these include the ideal self and the ought self.
While all of us would like to retire comfortably, the complexity and time required in building a successful retirement plan can make the whole process seem nothing short of daunting.
Portion of silent and baby boom generations that is simultaneously caring for their own children and one or more elderly family members.
skipped generation family
grandparents as their grandchild's sole caregiver
give up certain youthful qualities, retaining and transforming others, and find positive meaning in getting older
with greater awareness to mortality, they focus on ways they have acted destructively and how other have done the same. then see how they have advanced human welfare and leave a legacy for other generation
women become more masculine with autonomy and assertiveness. more adrodgeny between sexes
for many men, it may mean reducing concern with ambition and achievement and attendning more fully to self
keepers of meaning
Vallients idea that middle aged people are guardians of the culture