THE SUBJECTIVE STRUCTURE OF THE MIDDLE AGE AND AGING
Keywords:biopsychosocial, sociohistorical, life course, anticipation, intrapsychic
Middle Age and Aging is a collection of behavioral scientists' research on aging, focusing on social and psychological adaptations for individuals in their second half of life. It highlights age-status, age-sex roles, psychological changes, social-psychological theories, attitudes towards health, family roles, work, retirement, leisure, and cultural settings. The suggestion suggests studying middle age as a distinct life stage with distinctive characteristics, drawing social science attention to its adaptability and plasticity, focusing on context, culture, biological growth, and individual development. Middle age, a social concept influenced by life expectancy growth, has significantly altered human life, including sexuality, gender roles, and life phases, necessitating the creation of an analytical category.
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