The five standard milestones used to define

The five standard - Age of feeling in between Many emerging adults say they are taking responsibility for themselves but still do not completely

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Explain the concept of emerging adulthood. What are the key features of this developmental stage? Specifically, what is significant about the transition for adolescence to adulthood from a development perspective? What physical, emotional, and cognitive changes do we experience, and why? Emerging adulthood is defined by Arnett as having 5 different stages they are as follows: Age of identity exploration. The emerging adult is trying to figure out who they are and what they want out of work, school, love, and life. Age of instability. The emerging adult moves from place to place living with friends and romantic partners until families and jobs are started. Age of self-focus. Young people feel free to make their own decisions now that they no longer are living under their parent’s roof and are able to make their own rules.
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Unformatted text preview: Age of feeling in between. Many emerging adults say they are taking responsibility for themselves, but still do not completely feel like an adult. Age of possibilities. Many emerging adults believe they will make a better life for themselves then their parents did and if their parents marriage did not withstand time they feel like they will have a marriage that does. Health in the emerging adult is affected more by diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Some of the emotional changes that the young adult goes through are they start to establish new relationships with people other than their parents. The cognitive changes that occur are that they become more mature and take on more responsibility. References: Santrock, J. (2011). Life-Span Development (13th ed.). New York McGraw-Hill...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course ABS psy 304 taught by Professor Hubbs during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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