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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 3 02/02/2010 11:34:00 Social Transition to Adulthood • Social transition to adulthood in contemporary US lacks: o Clarity o Continuity • Discontinuous transition to adulthood: o Stress o Anxiety ← • Americans and Adulthood o Average age for marriage 50 years ago Women – age 20 Men – age 22 Today Women – age 26 Men – age 27.5 Europeans delay marriage o American thirty-year olds who had: Moved away from home Become financially independent Married Had children 1960 - 70% 2000 - 40% • Trend: Adolescence lasting into the 20’s and 30’s o Emerging adulthood o Jeffrey Arnett o Age 18-25 (and often beyond) o Five features of emerging adulthood: Identity exploration – in love, in work, in values Instability – highest point of residential change (moving) Self-focused – our culture does not have place responsibility...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course HD 1170 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '10