Socioemotional

Selectivity Theory

Psychologists claim that those in late adulthoodare more selective

Question

Socioemotional Selectivity Theory

Psychologists claim that those in late adulthood are more selective

about the company they keep because they are less willing to invest in relationships with emotional risk and they place a higher value on emotional satisfaction. Do you feel this a valuable way to approach social relationships? Why or why not? Could this approach be useful in other periods of development? If so, how? Support your reasoning with information from the text and other course materials.

Social Science