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22 Cards in this Set

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all the characteristics of a person
who a person it, representing a synthesis of self-understanding
the unduring personal characteristics of individuals
the individuals cognitive representation of the self, substnce of self-conceptions
perspective thinking
te ability to assume another person's perspective and understand his or thoughts and feelings.
possible selves
what indiciduals might become, what they would like to become, and what they are afraid of becoming.
an aspect of much a young adult is aware of his or her psychological makeup, including strengths and weaknesses
the global evaluation dimension of the self. also referred to as self-worth and self-image.
domain-specific evaluations of the self
refers to a self-centered and self-concerned approach towards others. rarely show empathy towards others
the ability to control ones behavior without having to rely on others for help.
selection optimism with compensation
theory that successful self regulation in aging is related to three main points...
first point...selection
based on the concept that older adulats have a reduced capacity and loss of functioning, which require a reduction in performance in most life domains.
suggests that it is possible to maintain performance in some areas through continued pratice and the use of new technologies
becomes relevant when life tasks require a level of capacity beyond the older adult's performance or potential.
identity vs. identity confusion
erikson's fifth stage...adolescents are faced with finding out who they are, what they are all about, and where they are going in life.
psychosocial moratorium
the gap between childhood security and adult autonomy that adolescents experience as part of their identity exploration.
a period of identity development during which the individual is choosing among meaningful alternatives.
the part of identity development in which individuals show a personal investment in what they are going to do.
trait theories
state that personalality consists of dispositions, called traits that tend to prosuce characteristic responses.
contemporary life events approach
amphasizes that how a life even influences the individuals development depends not only on the event but also on mediating factors, adaptation to life evens and life stage context.
generativity versus stagnation
emcompasses adilts desire to leave a lagacy of themselves to the next generation. (middleage)\