Chapter Summary

Chapter 20

In this chapter we have considered the key developmental trends that occur during adolescence, adulthood and ageing. Hopefully, as the chapter has progressed you have considered how well your stereotypes of a typical teenager or an older person fit with the theory and research about the particular stage in the lifespan. Finally, we would like you to think about the points for reflection below, and invite you to follow up with any of the additional reading.