Sociology Chapter 6 The adult in Society

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Combination of statyses, roles, activities, goals, values, beliefs, and life circumstances that characterize an individual.
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Life Structure
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3 basic eras in adulthood
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Early adulthood, Middle adulthood, and Late adulthood
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Undertook an intensive long-term study to determine the adult male development stages.
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Daniel Levinson
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Ages 17-22. This period represents the bridge between adolesence and adulthood.
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Early Adulthood Transition
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Ages 23-27
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Entering the Adult World
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Ages 28-32. Divorces are common during this period
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The age 30 transition
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Levinson referred to the first 3 periods of the early adulthood era the
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Novice Phase
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Last stage of early adulthood Ages 33-39
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The Settling Down Period
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Fosters a person’s development by believing in the person and helping the person achieve his or her dreams.
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Mentor
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The break with a mentor is important because it allows individuals to see themselves as more than
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Apprentice adults
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1st stage in the middle adulthood era. Ages 40-44 This period serves as the bridgebetween early and middle adulthood. During the this individuals question there life structures.
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Midlife Transition
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Have both done work that lends support to this argument about the differences he noted exist in men and women on development processes
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Irene Frieze and Esther Sales
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Performing all the tasks nexessary to produce goods and provide services that meet human needs.
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Work
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All individuals age 16 and older who are employed in paid positions or who are seeking paid employment.
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Labor Force
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People who aren’t paid for there services, such as homemakers, are part of what is called
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Imformal Economy
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High status occupation that requires specialized skills and knowledge obtained through formal education.
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Profession
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Situation that occurs when a person doesn’t have a job but is actively seeking employment.
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Unemployment
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The percentage of the civilian labor force that is umemployed but actively seeking employment.
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Unemployment Rate
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A practice that involves moving business units and jobs across national boundaries, where operating and labor costs are less expensive.
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Outsourcing
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The scientific study of the processes and phenomena of aging provides answers to this question
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Gerontology
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Sociologistsare most interested in, the study of the nonphysical aspects of the aging process.
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Social Gerontology
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ages 65-74 adjustment to retirement is a key developmental issue
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Young-Old
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Ages 75-84
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Middle-Old
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Ages 85 and older
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Old-Old
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Mental decline
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Dementia
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Most common form of dementia among elderly people
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Alzhiemers Disease
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The shift from being an independent adult to being dependent on oters for physical or financial assistance.
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Dependency
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The fear of what is most common among middle-aged people
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Death
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Only about 13 percent of the population older than 65 suffers from
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Alzheimers Disease

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