This course explores the developmental stages of the middle years of life span: the twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties. The course covers the major psycho-social theories and research on how we adapt to the psycho-dynamic and cultural pressures of middle age. It is designed for those whose work brings them into contact with adults and for students of all ages (including those who are anticipating, experiencing, or who have completed the changes of middle adulthood). The unique pressures on the "sandwich" generation (who have responsibility for teenagers and aging parents) will be examined.
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