After completing the readings in Unit 7 and further researching the topic, post

After completing the readings in Unit 7 and further researching the topic, post a two-paragraph response to the following:
It is probably true that development is more diverse in late adulthood than at any other age: Some elderly people run marathons and lead nations, while others are no longer able to move or think. Share your thoughts on this diversity of development in late adulthood. How does this relate to Erikson’s crisis of integrity vs. despair?
How do you envision your own late adult years, and what steps can you take to make sure that you reach the goals you have set for yourself?
Please respond to each student:
1. Claudia Skaggs posted Dec 11, 2021 2:12 PM
The diversity of development in late adulthood is so amazing. Working in the health field I’ve seen patients as old as 80 taking care of their disabled child to patients as old at 65 that are completely bed bound. This is a hard adjustment to both patient and family, but there are support groups that can help. Erikson’s crisis of integrity vs despair people think about what they have accomplished and what they could have done different.
My late adult years, I hope to still be healthy and able to do as much as my 80 year old body can handle. My whole life I’ve been huge on health and fitness so I hope to continue to my later years. I know things may come up, but I’m not too worried because I know I’ve done my part in living a healthy life style.
2. Iryna Shemberko posted Dec 8, 2021 11:04 PM
As discussed in this unit, the late adulthood phase differs drastically from person to person. I think that Activity Theory is very accurate in this case, as it discusses that older adults who maintain physical and social activities are more likely to be more satisfied with life. Staying active provides a sense of purpose. Adults in that stage are very vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. So those who decide to shut down from the world are the ones that get to feel more depressed. I believe that maintaining work, social contact, volunteering, new hobbies, and interests serve as a big motivator. According to Ericson, healthy and active late adulthood promotes integrity. I think this is why we now see so many late adults who continue working or trying something to make up for lost opportunities in life.
I hope that when I reach that stage in life, I will be the active adult type. I am currently working hard towards my career goals to have savings and retirement funds to travel and enjoy my time when I get older. I try to take care of my physical and emotional health to prevent major chronic illnesses in older age.
unit 6 please respond to each student:
1. Phalaine Biton posted Dec 9, 2021 3:52 AM
The term “midlife crisis” refers to a period of reevaluation that leads to the questioning of long-held ideas and ideals. For instance, a person experiencing a mid-life crisis may divorce his or her spouse, change employment, or make a major financial decision. Typically occurring between the ages of 40 and 50, the crisis is typically triggered by a fear of death when middle-aged people recognize that their youth is limited and that they have not achieved all of their anticipated life goals. I believe that a midlife crisis is a delusion, particularly after seeing these Ted Talks. A midlife crisis doesn’t always occur when you’re in your forties or fifties, in my opinion; it may strike at any age. For illustration, a 30-year-old unmarried woman without a college degree working in a dead-end job may feel that she hasn’t done anything yet and that she is running out of time. She may possibly be experiencing remorse and sadness. Because of this, I don’t believe that a midlife crisis is a real thing. To put it another way: Midlife is an in-between period that is difficult to define in terms of time and place. And if there is people do arise from it and seem to appreciate a time of joy and happiness and acceptance of themselves.
2. Jeff Pierre Alix Roseme posted Dec 11, 2021 11:19 AM
After adolescence, people may feel out of place in society. This often happens due to the fact that they are no longer children, but at the same time are not yet parents. They feel like their life has not yet started or is coming to an end. Additionally, some people might be experiencing financial problems or marital issues which can cause them to question their life choices.
There is no specific cause for a midlife crisis. It may be caused by anxiety that comes with the awareness of one’s mortality, changes in economic status, or the need to make sense of one’s life. Some people experience it and others do not because it is different for everyone.
more or less an existential crisis is a philosophical concept that stems from the belief that one’s very existence may be in question. It can be an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty about what one means to the world, or to oneself.
book:Lally, M., & Valentine-French, S. (2017). Lifespan Development: A Psychological Perspective

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