Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize the theories and research on psychosocial development during middle adulthood.
  2. Describe the changes that occur in self-concept, identity, and personality during middle adulthood.
  3. Analyze relationships in middle adulthood, including friend, spousal, parent–child, and grandparent relationships.
  4. Discuss influences on job satisfaction and retirement planning during middle adulthood.