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ERIC Number: ED169441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Gender and Adult Mid-Life Development: Critical Appraisal.
Cytrynbaum, Solomon; And Others
A systematic review and critique of the work of midlife researchers and theorists such as Gould, Vaillant, Jung, Newman and Levinson, among others, indicates that: (1) a midlife transition period exists from approximately 35 to 55 and lasts as many as 10 years for both men and women; (2) a series of unique and fundamental biological, psychosocial, interpersonal, and developmental tasks occur during midlife transition; (3) a major reassessment of personal functioning, primary relationships, and the world of work often occurs in this period; and (4) the emergence at midlife of the expressive parts of the personality for men and the instrumental components for women represents a major source of personal and marital stress. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978); Best copy available