DEP 2004 – Final Exam Study Guide
1. Be familiar with intimacy vs. isolation.
2. What is life structure?
3. Understand the phases in adult development.
4. What is a social clock?
5. What are role conflict and role overload?
6. What are the components of love?
7. How do romantic/passionate and companionate love differ?
8. Who is most likely to experience loneliness, and under what conditions?
9. What does the term “family life cycle” refer to?
10. Why do many adult children return home?
11. How do traditional and egalitarian marriages differ?
12. Understand adjustment to parenthood.
13. What are the current statistics or trends regarding singlehood?
14. What are the advantages and disadvantages of singlehood?
15. What are some of the reasons for divorce?
16. Understand the consequences of divorce.
1. Understand generativity vs. stagnation. How might adults demonstrate these outcomes?
2. Be familiar with Levinson’s 4 developmental tasks of middle adulthood.
3. What occurs during the midlife transition?
4. Understand gender similarities and differences associated with modifying life structure.
5. Is there a midlife crisis? What factors impact this reaction to aging?
6. What are possible selves and how do they change with age?
7. Understand the changes in self-acceptance, autonomy, and environmental mastery.
8. Be familiar with issues associated with marriage and divorce.
9. What changes occur in parent-child relationships?
10. What is the kinkeeper role?
11. What is the frequency and quality of contact between middle-aged children and their aging parents?
12. Understand the sandwich generation.
1. Understand ego integrity vs. despair and be familiar with the tasks involved with development of integrity.
2. Understand reminiscence and life review.
3. How does self-concept change?
4. What is the importance of social support and social interaction?
5. Be familiar with social theories of aging.
6. Be familiar with marriage, divorce and remarriage in late adulthood.
7. What are the functions of elder friendships?
8. Understand types of elder maltreatment and risk factors.
9. Be familiar with characteristics of successful aging