This is a question and I have the answer,
but I am wondering about why some of the other
choices are not also correct:
The question is:
Which of the following statements reflects a developmental task of the elderly according to Peck?
(a) taking a holiday to visit friends in England after death of a spouse
(b) joining a bird watching club after retirement
(c) feeling that one's life was well lived
(d) happy to have to use a wheelchair rather than walking if it means a reduction in pain
I think that it could be (a) because this person could be adjusting by shifting attachment. It could be (b) because this person could be reinvesting in a pursuit other than work activities. It could be (d) because the person could be maintaining self-esteem by using a new solution.
Peck says that with a decline of physical functioning there can be a decline of self-esteem. Peck suggests to use one's "head". Peck says that to maintain self-esteem, a person can shift attachments, can reinvest in other pursuits, and new solutions. I think that there are 3 possible correct answers. But there is only one indicated as the right answer.