Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the contributions of self-concept, personality, and religiosity to older adults’ well-being.
  2. Identify social contexts in which older adults live and their influence on development.
  3. Summarize features of older adults’ relationships with friends, spouses, children, and grandchildren, and identify how these relationships affect older adults’ functioning.
  4. Discuss influences on the timing of retirement and adaptation to retirement.