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					Unit 7
   Senescence: A state of gradual physical
    decline due to aging.
    ◦ Skin thinning
    ◦ Hair thinning and graying
    ◦ Organ reserve decreases
   Infertility: Inability to conceive a child after
    one or more years of attempting to conceive.
    ◦ Caused by..
        Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
        Endometriosis
        Repeated STIs
        Genetics
        Hormonal Imbalances
   Infertility: Inability to conceive a child after
    one or more years of attempting to conceive.
    ◦ Treatments
        In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
        Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT)
        Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer (ZIFT)
        Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID)
   Drug Abuse & Addiction
   Alcohol Abuse & Addiction
   Dieting & Eating Disorders
    ◦ Anorexia Nervosa: Limiting calorie intake; body fat
      percentage drops more than 10% below normal
    ◦ Bulimia Nervosa: Binge-purge behavior; body fat
      percentages remain within 10% above or below
   Violent Death
    ◦ Car accidents, etc. due to “manly” behavior
   Back to Piaget!
    ◦ Post-Formal Thought: Abstract reasoning
    ◦ Dialectical Thought: Ability to weigh pros and cons
      Thesis (belief) vs antithesis (opposite view) debate over
     Daniel Levinson’s Stages of Adulthood
Age         Stage
17-22       Early adult transition—move away from adolescence and
            make first adult decisions
18-33       Change in life structure—transition due to change or crisis
22-28       First choices of love, friendship, occupation, and lifestyle
33-40       Settling down—establish self in society, family, and career
40-45       Midlife transition—life structure questioned: time of crisis in
            meaning, value, and direction of life; neglected areas
            struggle for expression
45-50       New choices made, new life structure and new task
   Intimacy through Friendship
    ◦ Male friendships = common interests
    ◦ Female friendships = emotional exchange
    ◦ Cross-sex friendships = challenge w/sexual
   Intimacy through Sexual Partnership
    ◦ Cohabitation
    ◦ Marriage
      Marital Equality
    ◦ Spousal Abuse
        Common Couple violence = both partners
        Patriarchal Terrorism = Male-dominated
        Matriarchal Terrorism = Female-dominated
        Battered-Wife Syndrome
    ◦ Divorce
   Adult Attachment was developed off of
    Ainsworth’s attachment theory
    ◦ Autonomous: Objective views
    ◦ Dismissing: No value on attachment; idealize
    ◦ Preoccupied: Preoccupied with past; emotional
      when discussing past, attachment, parents
    ◦ Unresolved: No attempt to deal with attachment;
      may be grieving a parent
   Work Patterns
    ◦ 9-5, Monday-Friday, or other?
   Workplace Diversity
    ◦   Gender
    ◦   Culture
    ◦   Religion
    ◦   Race
   Workplace Socialization
    ◦ Coaching
    ◦ Mentoring
   Challenges
    ◦ Glass Ceiling
    ◦ Gender Differences in Pay & Promotion
   Roles: The “act” we play in certain situations
    ◦ Role Conflict
    ◦ Role Overload
    ◦ Role Buffering
   Family Logistics: Aspects of family life that
    require careful planning
    ◦   Scheduling
    ◦   Activities
    ◦   Parenting
    ◦   The Sandwich Generation

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