Review and Analysis for Research Paper
- What is the evidence for the existence of the midlife crisis?
- Why has the concept become so pervasive in American culture?
- Discuss at least two ways that we can create a more positive image of midlife in our culture.
According to the Module 3, middle adulthood is an evaluative and transitional period
when there is decline in the physical abilities, but at the same time there is an increase in
knowledge, other skills and also advancement in career. This period has been described as the
period of crisis because of the turbulent changes that may take place and the change of
responsibilities for many, but it is also true as the module states that it may or may not be termed
as a universal experience.
There is no evidence for the existence of the “Midlife Crisis”, and researchers have
suggested that midlife crisis is not a universal concept. According to a research conducted by
Christopher Gibson, midlife crisis is not a universal concept. It is possible that a small
percentage of Americans go through midlife crisis and it is distributed equally between males
and females. If ever it happens, it may occur before forty and even into the sixties (Gibson,