Psy 201 Week 9 Final Exam Essay

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Study Guide for Exam 2 Grandparents: Much younger than before. Text states that three fourths are grandparents prior to the age of 65. Half of the grandmothers are younger than 54. Grandparents are healthier and their lives are busier as they have multiple roles. The last two generations of middle aged adults will not have the same grandparent experience as their predecessors. We received these statistics: “80 % see their grandchild at least once a month, 70% bought a gift and ate with their grandchild. 44% see a grandchild at least every week. 12% have no contact or very little with their grandchildren.” Maternal Grandmothers: experience more intimate roles than grandfathers, showing more affection and have more contact, more obvious with granddaughters. Persons …show more content…

Kegan says that a strong focus on self-discipline exists in this stage, such as praying, meditation and fasting. Illumination: An increased connection with others. “A deeper, more prolonged awareness of light, or greater reality, or God.” The person in this stage regarding the mystical theory is said to experience pleasure/satisfaction because they reached illumination, however, Underhill states that “pleasure or satisfaction must be abandoned if the individual is to continue the self-transcendent journey.” Dark night of the soul and abandonment: To “abandon” pleasure and satisfaction so the journey can continue, there must be greater self-awareness and exploration. Unity: The final step in the Mystical process. Meaning, united: “with God, with reality, with beauty, with the “ultimate.” The four “parallel” progressions: 1) Conformist or culture-bound sense of self, 2) Greater individuality in beliefs and outlooks, 3) Enhanced integration of our own beliefs and outlooks, 4) Self-transcendence and viewing one’s existence within a more universal or cosmic

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