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Developmental Psychology Chapter 16 Vocabulary

Generativity versus stagnation
generativity involves reaching out to others in ways that give to and guide the next generation
Midlife crisis
are self doubt and stress especially great during the forties and do they prompt major restructuring of the personality
Possible Selves
future oriented representation of what one hopes in become and what one is afraid of becoming
Parental Imperative Theory
holds that identification with traditional gender roles is maintained during the active parenting years to help ensure the survival of children. after children reach adulthood, parents are free to express the other gender side of their personalities.
Big Five personality Traits
neuroticisim, extroversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness
Feminization of Poverty
a trend in which women who support themselves or their families have become the majority of the adult population living in poverty regardless of age and ethnic group.
gathering the family for celebration and making sure everyone stays in touch
Skipped-generation families
children live with grandparents but apart from parents
Sandwich generation
is widely used to refer to the idea that middle aged adults must care for multiple generations above and below them
a condition in which long term job stress lead to mental exhaustion a sense of loss of personal control and feelings of reduced accomplishment
Glass Ceiling
invisible barrier to advancement up the corporate ladder