Lifespan Development and Personality Paper

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Lifespan Development and Personality Paper
Jocelyn F. Oatman
University of Phoenix
Introduction to Psychology
PSY 103
Michelle Williams
October 22, 2008

Lifespan Development and Personality Paper Development does not end with adolescence. Adults, too, go through modifications and experience physical, cognitive, and social changes. Adulthood has been suggested that emerges as early as 18, but for our purposes, adulthood can be divided into three periods: early adulthood (ages 20 to 39), middle adulthood (ages 40 to 65), and late adulthood (beyond age 65). In young maturity, bodily development continues. Shoulder length, tallness, and chest range increase, and
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Male and female in western backgrounds frequently enter the mature world in their 20’s. They choose on an employment, or at most obtain a profession, and regularly become inattentive with their professions. They also happen to be more concerned with matters of love. The sixth of Ericson’s stages of psychosocial development that young people become able to commit themselves to another person or they develop a sense of isolation and feel they have no one in the world but themselves. This intimacy may include sexual intimacy, friendship, or mutual intellectual stimulation. The intimacy may lead to marriage or some other form of committed relationship. All this comes at a time when having separated from their parents; young adults may also be experiencing isolation and loneliness. They may view the future with a mixture of anticipation, fear, and insecurity. Just how willing and able people are to make intimate commitments may depend on their earlier attachment relationships. Researchers have discovered that young adults’ views of intimate relationships parallel the patterns of infant attachment. If their view reflects a secure attachment, they tend to feel valued and worthy of support and affection; develop closeness easily; and have relationships characterized by joy, trust, and commitment. If their view reflects


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