Unit 1- human lifespan development - Life events

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Physical transitions (life events)
- A change of environment. - School, workplace, home
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Emotional transitions (life events)
-Personal experiences. - Bereavement, marriage, divorce.
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Intellectual transitions (life events)
-College, Uni, job promotion.
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Physiological transitions (life events)
Puberty, health conditions, injury.
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predictable life events
- Are likely to happen to most people (e.g. starting school). - Can be anticipated and prepared for.
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predictable life events effects
-Often have positive effect; building self esteem, developing confidencem providing security, furthering learning. - The change can ause anxiety which can effect wellbeing.
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Unpredictable life events
- Not expected (e.g. accident or serious illness). - Happen with little or no warning so cant be prepared for.
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Holmes- Rahe social adjustment rating scale
1. list of 43 life events individuals may experience. 2. A score (unit) was applied to each life event, depending on ho much stress it was likely to cause. 3. Patients asked to indicate which life events from list theyd experienced. 4. score totaled.
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Holmes- Rahe; Death of a partner
100 units
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Holmes- Rahe; marriage
50 units
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Holmes- Rahe; retirement
45 units
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Holmes- Rahe; change of schools
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-150 units
a relatively low amount of life change and a low susceptibility to stress- induced health breakdown.
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150-300 units
implies about a 50% chance of a major health breakdown in the next 2 years.
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about 80% chance, according to Holmes and Rahe, chance of a major health breakdown in the next 2 years.
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Life events may cause...?
- Mental health problems, anxiety, digestive problems, stress/sleeping difficuties, high blood pressure, heart conditions, headaches/ migranes.
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Emotional transitions (life events)


-Personal experiences. - Bereavement, marriage, divorce.

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Intellectual transitions (life events)


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Physiological transitions (life events)


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predictable life events


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