Who we are as adults is a process that begins in childhood and is shaped by society. Socialization is a lifelong process that only ends when we die. Social norms and how we understand ourselves can change and are shaped by the society in which we live. Our personality, who we are as individuals, can be understood through theories of development. Theorists have proposed a variety of ways that we develop and how these impact our aging process. In addition, we will explore theories of personality development with specific focus on how each of these theories informs our personalities in later life.