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HD 1170 Lecture 4 2/4/2010 Emerging Adulthood How parents view children “Helicopter parents” Public policy issue: At what age should foster care programs end? o End at 18 now 2009, Mental Health and Emerging Adulthood among Homeless Young People Arnett, (2010) Different Perspectives on Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process? o Arnett stage in between adolescence and adulthood Reading and Critiquing a Research Article Stein and Reiser A Study of White Middle-class Adolescent Boys’ Responses to “Semenarche” (the First Ejaculation) Hypothesis or questions o No hypothesis Method and sample o Sample: 36 Jewish Middle-class White Adolescent Boys (Average age 18.4)—camp counselors very narrow sample o Retrospective study; questionnaires and interview o Not completely reliable because it is self-reported information Findings o 75% boys surprised/confused/embarrassed o Most boys tell no one (3 studies in U.S.) o 1 study in Nigeria usually told a male peer
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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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Lecture4 - HD 1170 Lecture 4 2/4/2010 Emerging Adulthood...

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