Adolescence and Adulthood

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Adolescence and Adulthood
PSY/202
November 13, 2011
Professor Mason

Psychosocial development stage during adolescence happens during this stage. This is when you are testing, trying to find who you are, your strengths, and what kinds of roles are best suited to play for the rest of your life (Feldman, 2010). This stage is where you discover your identify. I discovered my own role and personality I believe I was around twelve years old. I realized I was good with others, had lots of patience with others and liked to help others so I decided I wanted to be a nurse. My mother was a nurse and I saw how much she loved her job and the way she helped people. Well when I was growing up the only big peer pressure was ditching school. I did not grow up with all the peer pressure our young adolescences have to face these days. Like drugs, sex, and pregnancies. These things were probably around when I was an adolescent but not as obvious as now. The way I responded to peer pressure was I did ditch school once. I really did not have a good time because I was so worried that my mother was going to see me or find out. So I decide it, it was not worth it so I never ditched school again. The social and physical aspects of late adulthood is the disengagement theory. This theory sees successful aging as a process of gradual withdrawal from the physical, psychological, and social worlds(Feldman, 2010). Such as retirement, losing friends due to death, less active due to poor health making it hard to socialize and becoming a widow. The physical changes of late adulthood are aging. Your hair turns gray and thins out, your skin becomes less elastic, wrinkled and dry and you begin to shrink and your posture becomes poor. The physical changes of late adulthood are, even though the activities are not all that different from that of young people adults tend to experience declines in reaction time, sensory abilities and physical stamina ( Feldman, 2010 pg 323). Old...
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