Emerging Adults in America Coming of Age in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1591473292
ISBN-13: 9781591473299
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 341
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

This volume portrays the lives of young Americans between adolescence and young adulthood, a distinct developmental stage that editor Jeffrey Jensen Arnett describes as emerging adulthood. The years from the late teens through the mid-20s are no longer dedicated to settling into traditional adult roles. Instead, the focus has shifted to pursuing higher education, self-exploration, and shaping a future that best suits personal goals and desires. Along with coeditor Jennifer Lynn Tanner, Arnett has compiled a collection of chapters in this groundbreaking work that cover a range of topics from relationships with parents to views about love, sex, and marriage; from experiences in college to those in the work place; and from religious beliefs to beliefs about the concept of adulthood.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Theoretical Foundations
Emerging Adulthood: Understanding the New Way of Coming of Age
Recentering During Emerging Adulthood: A Critical Turning Point in Life Span Human Development
Individual Characteristics
Emerging Structures of Adult Thought
Emerging Adulthood as an Institutionalized Moratorium: Risks and Benefits to Identity Formation
Ethnic Identity Exploration in Emerging Adulthood
Mental Health During Emerging Adulthood: Continuity and Discontinuity in Courses, Causes, and Functions
Resilience in Emerging Adulthood: Developmental Perspectives on Continuity and Transformation
Contexts
Family Relationships and Support Systems in Emerging Adulthood
Friendships and Romance in Emerging Adulthood: Assessing Distinctiveness in Close Relationships
"Sex Is Just a Normal Part of Life": Sexuality in Emerging Adulthood
School, Work, and Emerging Adulthood
Emerging Adults in a Media-Saturated World
Conclusion
The Psychology of Emerging Adulthood: What Is Known, and What Remains to Be Known?
Index
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