Learning Objectives

16.1 Examine psychosocial development in midlife, including changes in generativity, the sense of meaning in life, and sexuality.

16.2 Describe middle adults’ changing self, including self-perceptions, sense of control, and well-being.

16.3 Analyze patterns of stability and change in personality in middle adulthood.

16.4 Examine friendship and spousal relationships in middle adulthood.

16.5 Contrast adults’ relationships and roles as parents to young children, adolescents, and adults, grandparents, and adult children.