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Adult to middle-adult stage of life

Observe a person in the adult to middle-adult stage of life. Record your observations and then develop a summary from a biological, cognitive, and psychosocial point of view.

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Let's take a closer look. This response provides an illustrative example of a 48 year old woman and used Erikson's theory as well as physical and cognitive concepts to analyze the observations. This response also includes an explanation of Eriksons's tasks during middle adulthood.

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1. Observe a person in the adult to middle-adult stage of life. Record your observations and then develop a summary from a biological, cognitive, and psychosocial point of view.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE AND ANALYSIS:

Woman 48: Promoted to assistant manager at her job; her work is important to her as she talks about the conferences she has the opportunity to attend in the last year. She has two children, which are adult's now, and her son is married, giving her three grandchildren, as well. Her family is important to her, as she had two grandchildren staying with her for the weekend at her cabin (leisure is important druing this age period). She called her mom and dad to join us for a barbecue. Her husband and friend were boating. These are psychosocial issues of an increased focus on career and work as well as developing productivity and caring (strength in the generactivity development in Erikson' theory - see examples below). She has many friends and social gatherings, like the barbecue I was invited to and taking these observations. Her social life revolved around work, family and community. She recently had eye surgery to correct her vision and began weight training because she noticed a decrease in her muscle mass and an increase in body fat around her mid section. She walks for twenty minutes a day as well. She does not have graying hair yet, although many people at the age of 48 do. She has some minor wrinkles around her eyes and on her neck. These are age related physical issues during middle age (e.g. vision ...

Solution Summary

Through illustrative examples, this solution assists in a project involving observing and recording the observations of a person in the adult to middle-adult stage of life, as well as describing the findings from a biological, cognitive, and psychosocial point of view.

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