Social: This is when development of sexual and intimate relationships, Friendships with both sexes, wider social circle etc. for example, falling in love.
Emotional: This is when conflicts with parents and other adults, Self-concept becomes more formed, own identity formed, Desire for independence and Mood swings. E.g. lashing out at parents, wanting to party till late.
Cognitive: This is when an ability to think about concepts and ideas – Abstract thinking, Can think in a more logical way to solve problems, Ability to remember large amounts of information and also Begins to question the world and develop own views.
Early Adulthood (19-45 years)
Physical: This is the stage when they Reach maturity. Also towards the end of this life stage, their physical capabilities begin to decline. Fertility starts to drop for both men and women, and the signs of aging appear. E.g. muscle strength weakens, reaction time slows downs, sensory abilities, and cardiac functioning.
Social: This is when less hectic social life with parenthood responsibilities, Social life and friendships often focused on working life and colleagues. E.g. when all children’s have moved out and can spend time with friends.
Emotional: Sometimes this can lead to people choosing to cohabit, marry or go through a civil ceremony. This can also lead to Steady relationships create a sense of security and allows them to give and receive love. E.g. losing a partner, marrying a partner, getting a promotion.
Cognitive: This is when qualifications for career achieved also some people often reach their productive peak at work, they often get promoted to jobs where specialist training or education is needed.
Middle Adulthood (46-65 years)
Physical: This is when physical capabilities begin to decline – skin loses elasticity, wrinkles appear more obvious, muscle tone slackens, senses become less precise – Hearing, sight, taste etc.
Hormonal changes for both men and women
– Women produce less oestrogen and men less testosterone. These hormonal changes mean that women will go through the menopause and in men, sperm production decreases.
Social: This is when social life becomes less intense for many which then social life involves less physical activity. If children and have grown up and left home, the parents have less responsibility and more money to spend on themselves – so they can go out more to socialise with friends more often.