1. Watch at least one video from each perspective below (men, women, younger adults).

Focus on Men (choose 1):
*Middle Aging Man [3:08] link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arYSj-9o-O0
*Home for Middle Aged Men [3:18, warning: contains rude and crude British humor] link: http://youtu.be/Gih25KN_Asw

Focus on Women (choose 1):
*Menopause Blues [3:36] link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izl1ikOvlNo
*I’m a Middle-Aged Woman [3:50, warning: contains R-rated language] link: http://youtu.be/3tMyNhTAFoU

Perceptions of Younger Adults (choose 1):
*Missing Them [0:31] link: http://youtu.be/_FbfBkR8Cyg AND Social Network [0:31] link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUGmcb3mhLM&feature=youtu.be
*Middle Age Dream [3:56] link: http://youtu.be/ZcytRmnJMxM
*In Good Company [2:34] link: http://youtu.be/xPqVNMdx2cU

2. After watching at least one video from each perspective, answer the following questions (300 words max for part 1):

(a) comment on what might be stereotypes versus what might be “realistic” by comparing what you viewed with actual middle-aged people you know;

(b) describe how some aspect of development portrayed in the videos is influenced by other physical, cognitive, socioemotional changes or life events; and

(c) describe how two different men or two different women might have very different experiences of midlife. Refer to information from your text for each part of your response.

Part 2:

1. Watch this video Cultivating careers – Midlife career change [5:00] and answer ONE of the following questions (200 words max for part 2):(link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Jje8nAKvQ)

(a) Thinking about physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development in middle adulthood, identify factors that might impact middle aged adults seeking a new or different career?


(b) What are some challenges and benefits of making a career change in middle adulthood?



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