- social and psychological changes, several theories have attempted to desvribe how attitudes and behavior in the early phases of life afect people reactions during the late phase "Successful aging"
- The 5 major categories of aging for men
- 1. Mature men-healthy
- 2. Rocking men-healthy
- 3. Armored men-healthy
- 4. Angry men-not healthy
- 5. Self haters-not healthy
Developmental task theory- primary task of old age as being able to see ines life as having been lived with integrity and not despair with the feeling of regret.
Disengagement theory- the benif of the society is thought to be an orderly tranfer of power from old to young.
Activity theory- maintaing meaningful interactions with ther nd physical and mental well being
Continuity theory- (develppment theory)- this is motivated by the need preservation of self esteem, ego integrity, cognition function, and social support.