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Development throguh the life stages

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P4 - The Disengagement Theory The Disengagement theory believes it is normal when a person removes themselves from society and social gatherings, and thinks about the psychological and physical problems that the theory can sometimes bring. When you retire you gain alot of free time and not using the time wisely could result in removing yourself from society and losing your social life. It can also taint former relationships and bonds with other people; sometimes completely cutting off friends and family from your life. Because of the lack of involvement in society, the person can get depressed and lose self esteem and morale. (Advameg Inc. 2008) Bromley in Stretch, B, Whitehouse, M (2007) ...read more.


The theory was first brought about by Cumming and Henry in 1961. They believed that older people removed themselves from society on purpose to get ready to die and that the ultimate form of disengagement is death. As a person gets older they withdraw more and more from society until they are completely separated from social order. They said that by removing themselves from society and giving others more room, they are "free to die", and that it will be better to do this away from society so they do not disrupt the balance of system. (Macmillan Reference USA. 1999) This basically means that the persons last decision and gift back to society is to 'die quietly'. ...read more.


(Busse, A. 2001) There are many ways to stay mentally and physically fit, one way of staying mentally active is to be a life-long learner. Lawton (1994) did a study using volunteers that were involved in Elderhostel programs. This is where elderly people would spend a week in an educational activity program. The elderly volunteers had to fill out questionnaires that measured their emotions, psychological well-being, how much they would participate, and what had most control over their life. The research discovered that by participating in a variety of activities, they positively improved their contentment, hostility, depression and shyness. (Busse, A. 2001) Amongst the many other studies, they all show the results that staying mentally and physically active promotes our health and well-being. (Busse, A. 2001) ...read more.

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