Question 1: We have covered lots of different aspects of adult development and this week we are going to look at relationships and the factors that predict success. Students are asked to review research by John Gottman on predictors of success and failure in behavioral responses of couples. This week’s discussion board offers student’s lots of choices in terms of the media that is available.
To Complete Discussion Board
REQUIRED 1. Models of Couples Therapy: Please review the LIST OF 10 conclusions of research on page 140 and comment on any2 of the conclusions: http://books.google.com/books?id=CF52zJBihNsC&lpg=PA138&ots=SDIClEUmFk&dq=marriage predictors Gottman&lr&pg=PA140#v=onepage&q=marriage predictors Gottman&f=false (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Optional: The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically-Based Marital Therapy http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=cQsX_UgESWUC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=marriage+predictors+Gottman&ots=WHjM_E9fqc&sig=tIeJbFg4kw7Vmgsl2beHWkZYR-A#v=onepage&q=marriage predictors Gottman&f=false (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
REQUIRED 2. Select & view any 2 segments from either series below. There is a considerable variety of choices.
Series 1: The Gottman YouTube Channel
Series 2: Happiness on TedTalks
Required 3. Describe how your choices relate to specific concepts in chapter 9. Evaluation will be based on students underlining the term and specifically demonstrating an understanding of the concepts from the textbook.
Question 2: Compression of Morbidity
Older adults seek to integrate their unique experience with their vision of community and ideally, reality of death brings “life-affirming involvement”. The more positively a person feels about him- or herself, the less depression or despair is felt. Please discuss how people you have known, or celebrity figures have resolved this last stage of Erickson’s Psychosocial theory by using a minimum of 3 vocabulary words from the chapter.