Learning Objectives

16.1 Summarize patterns of psychosocial development in late adulthood.
16.2 Discuss features of older adults’ relationships with others, including friends, spouses, children, and grandchildren.
16.3 Describe the social contexts in which older adults live and their influence on development.
16.4 Examine influences on the timing of retirement and adaptation to retirement.
16.5 Consider definitions of death and end-of-life considerations.
16.6 Analyze typical grief reactions to the loss of loved ones and influences on the grief process.