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Lifespan Development Chapter 16 Review
Review for chapter 16
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Is cohabitation decreasing or increasing in midlife?
Does cohabitation create more positive effects compared to marriage?
There are more negative effects (example: men are more likely to be depressed)
What is martial capital?
Marital capital consists of financial and emotional benefits built up in a long standing marriage.
What role does marital capital play in decreasing the risk of divorce in college educated couples for the first decade of marriage?
Educated couples tend to have accumulated marital assets and may have too much to lose financially from a divorce.
What personality type is more prone for cardiovascular problems?
Why does marriage satisfaction decrease in mid life?
Some causes involve having teenage kids and being heavily involved in careers.
What is the number ONE reason given for divorce?
What are the typical health and personality changes for midlife?
Decreased BMI and decreased conscientiousness
In midlife, what row personality traits increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease?
High neuroticism and low conscientiousness
An increase in which trait would make a person more likely to experience a midlife crisis?
What theory states that people are surrounded by a small circle of people that can be relied upon for social support?
Social convoy theory
What theory did Erikson state middle aged adults are in?
Stagnation vs Generativity
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