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17 Terms: Midlife Crisis

June 21, 2013 by  

  • abstract thinking
  • active distraction
  • Baby Boomers
  • basic needs of love
  • Big Five personality traits = Costa & McCrae; based on factor analysis, proposes 5 dimensions: (OCEAN) openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
  • burnout
  • burnout prevention
  • compliance
  • compulsion to prove self phase
  • congruence
  • contempt (disgust)
  • create shared meaning principle
  • criticism of other’s personality
  • cynicism-involvement dimension
  • defensiveness
  • delayed gratification
  • denial of emerging problems phase
  • depersonalization phase
  • depression phase
  • displacement of conflicts phase
  • distract from reward
  • divorce
  • enhance your love maps principle
  • exhaustion-energy dimension
  • feminization of poverty
  • generativity vs stagnation = Erikson’s 7th stage of development; virtue is care
  • glass ceiling
  • humanism
  • inefficacy-efficacy dimension
  • inner emptiness phase
  • job outlook
  • judgment
  • kinkeeper = usually mother, act as hub of family info, care and interaction
  • let partner influence you principle
  • life changes
  • marital stability
  • Marshmallow Study
  • Maslach Burnout Inventory
  • midlife crisis
  • midlife transition
  • more fondness & admiration principle
  • neglecting personal needs phase
  • obvious behavioral changes phase
  • overcome gridlock principle
  • parental imperative theory = Gutmann’s theory, parents push gender roles when children are young but later reclaim a broad perspective
  • phases of burnout
  • phenomenological field
  • physically collapse phase
  • positive regard by others
  • positive regard by self
  • possible selves = part of self-concept; what you might become
  • predictors of divorce
  • principles of marital stability
  • reaction
  • real self
  • reassess achievements
  • reconnections
  • revision of values phase
  • reward-delaying strategies
  • sandwich generation
  • self
  • self as perceived
  • self control
  • self-concept
  • self-esteem
  • self-observation
  • self-regulation
  • self-response
  • self-talk
  • skipped-generation family
  • solve the solvable problems principle
  • stonewalling (withdrawal)
  • strategic thinking
  • subconscious
  • turn toward each other principle
  • unemployed
  • withdrawal phase
  • work environment
  • working harder phase

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