Research evidence suggests that the midlife crisis is not a typical aspect of development


Individuals in middle adulthood experience both gains and losses in  physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning. Middle adulthood can  be a very positive experience. On the other hand, developmental issues  associated with middle adulthood can be stressful. Understanding  stressors experienced during middle adulthood is the key to effectively  serving this age group.


Research evidence suggests that the midlife crisis is not a typical  aspect of development. However, most people can provide anecdotal  evidence of someone who has experienced such a crisis. Review the  professional literature—articles from peer-reviewed journals and  relevant textbooks—and answer the following questions:

  • What stressors during middle adulthood might contribute to such a crisis?
  • How might an individual’s multicultural identities affect the stressors experienced during middle adulthood?
  • What types of preventative or protective behaviors could prevent the individual from experiencing a developmental crisis?

Submission Details:

  • By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area in  a minimum of 200 words. Your response should rely upon at least two  sources from professional literature. This may include the Argosy  University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed  journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations,  agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). Write in a clear,  concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in  accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA format);  and use accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.