We’ve all heard about the “mid-life crisis” – it is depicted in all sorts of media, books, advertisements, and so forth. Considering how ubiquitous this idea is, perhaps we should stop and ask ourselves: does such a thing really happen?
Research the literature and discuss the stereotype and myths around the notion of the mid-life crisis. How do we define this kind of “crisis”? What, exactly, do people in this kind of crisis do? Are these crises common? Are there factors or events that predict such a crisis? Does the media accurately portray this phenomenon?