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1. Explain the future of psychology in contemporary society and how psychology will impact ones life.
According to MacGregor (2003), psychology will play an essential role in the future. Longevity of humankind has increased due to scientific and technological advances, often extending 100 years of age. However, this is where we need psychology, as our ability to increase physical longevity may have outstripped our ability to deal individually and socially with these new lives, these new existences that go well beyond what has traditionally been considered a "working life. How well-prepared are we psychologically to cope with the meaning of a life that extends to as much as 150 years or more? In this new "age of longevity", what are the challenges for psychology as a resource for humanity in its quest to give definition to the experience of being alive, as well as for managing the affairs of everyday life?" ...
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