Directions: Select three from the list below.
1. Why is a long term partnership, such as marriage, so important later in life? Are there gender differences? (see also Question 4 below)
3. What factors influence whether an older person will experience integrity versus despair?
4. Read the section in your text on the positivity effect and check out the great overview of the positivity effect found at http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/07/ageing-and-positivity-effect.php . Compare it to what your text says about integrity and continuity. How would you develop this type of positive attitude if you have not had it before?
5. How does the adage “use it or lose it” apply to late adulthood? Be specific.