Lecture3 - HD 1170 2/2/2010 Lecture 3 The transition to...

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2/2/2010 Lecture 3 The transition to adulthood in agrarian cultures (unlike contemporary American culture) is continuous In contemporary American culture, in which adolescents gain adult responsibilities and privileges at different times, the transition lacks clarity Social Transition to Adulthood Social transition to adulthood in contemporary United States lacks: o Clarity o Continuity Discontinuous transition to adulthood: o Stress o Anxiety Americans and Adulthood Average age for marriage o 50 years ago Women-age 20 Men-age 22 o Today Women-age 26 Men-age 27.5 o Europeans delaying marriage even more than Americans American thirty-year-olds who had: o Moved away from home o Become financially independent o Married o Had Children 1960—70% 2000—40% Social Transition to Adulthood Trend: Adolescence lasting into the 20s and 30s Emerging Adulthood Jeffrey Arnett (search for identity is going on in emerging adulthood) Age 18-25 (and often beyond)
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HD 1170 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture3 - HD 1170 2/2/2010 Lecture 3 The transition to...

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