Five Ideas Of An Older Adult Age
The changes of one’s social life as they get older.
The changes in an older adult’s memory.
Older adults have less regrets when looking back on their life and the changes in the way they handle difficult situations.
Negative stereotypes affect one’s perception on aging.
The sleeping patterns of an older adult and the physical activities they participate in.
Statement of Purpose
Older adults are a big interest in human development studies because as adults age a myriad of changes occur. Society is interested in these changes because they happen to everyone and knowing how to age ‘normally’ and healthily is very important. The purpose of this interview is to investigate how adults develop emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially and psychologically.
The interviewee is 64 years old, …show more content…
The interviewee confirms this, by saying that it’s easier when one is younger to have more friends because of different settings, for example, school. When she started a family, it was also easier because she then became friends with other parents and families. After her family grew up, she explained then she drifted apart from some friends and her friends now are friends she’s known for a long time.
Older adults identify with more positive appraisals and memories, which explains why they have fewer regrets (Riediger & Freunk, 2008). The interviewee did explain one regret; that she wished she had gotten a better education at a younger age. She went back to school in her 40’s after she had raised her family and it would’ve been easier had she already had the additional education. However, she did relay that she thinks everything worked out well in life, she believes in fate and things happen for a reason. So, while she does regret, she also accepts the course her life has