The Stable Periods In The Seasons Of A Man's Life

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Levinson’s cyclical stages are:
9 Reference: 9 Levinson, D. J. (1978). The Seasons of a Man’s Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

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This is an underlying pattern of an individual's life at any given |
| |point in time. A person's life structure is shaped mainly by their social and physical environment, and it primarily involves |
| |family and work. Other variables such as religion, race, and status are often important as well. |
| |In his theory there are two key concepts: |
| |1) the Stable Period - This is the time when a person makes crucial choices in life. |
| |2) the Transitional Period - This is the end of a person's stage and the beginning of a new one. Life during these transitions |
| |can be either rocky or smooth, but the quality and significance of one’s life commitments often change between the beginning |
| |and end of a period.

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