Essay on Assignment 4

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ASSIGNMENT #4: Young and Middle Adulthood
Activity 2: Generativity
Watch as three adults talk about their experiences during middle adulthood. As you watch, reflect on how each individual has experienced generativity and found meaningfulness in his or her life.

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#1: The first woman shown in the video describes her life in terms of communion, or caring for others. Define communion, and provide an example. How does her description of her life show continuity across the life span?
Communion refers to an individuals desire to relate, cooperate, and merge with others. People who are communion oriented find fulfillment in their
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How do you think this affected your personal relationships?
3) Do you feel that you have or are contributing to society? How so? If not, what do you feel would help you achieve this feeling (generativity)?
#5. Using Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development as a theoretical framework, describe how you imagine your activities and priorities are likely to change over the course of the next 20 to 30 years. Be sure to consider your prior experiences as predictors of your future, recognizing, of course, that the prediction isn’t perfect.
In the next 20 to 30 years, my children will be adults and I imagine that they will have children of their own. I plan to take an active role in the lives of my grandchildren (as my grandparents had in mine). I also plan to stay involved in my children’s lives, yet at the same time give them the space they need as they will no longer be children. In terms of a career, I plan to still be working, maybe considering retirement. However, even once I retire, I plan to stay involved in my chose field. I will do this by volunteering. As far as marriage goes, I plan to enjoy having alone time with my partner. Right now, we are focused on our children, so it will be nice to be able to focus on ourselves and each other more.

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