1025 - 10/25 BACKGROUND 1) Erik Erikson a. Psychosocial...

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10/25 BACKGROUND 1) Erik Erikson a. Psychosocial Moratorium b. During which the young adult through free rold experimentation may find a niche in some section of his society 2) Jeffrey Arnett a. Emerging adulthood is a distinct developmental period b. 18 -25 years old TRENDS 1) Non-normative Period a. “Emerging adulhood differs from adolescence and from young adulthood in that it is, to some extent, defind by its heterogeneity” (Arnett, 2000, p.477) b. No “right” path c. “I realize having nothing ahead to count on means I now have to count on myself; that having no direction means forging one of my own” (Kristen, age 22) (Arnett, 2000, p. 469) d. Transitory 2) Identity Formation and Conflict a) Exploration vs. Commitment b) Domain Specific i. What domains do you think are the most important during this age? c) Autonomy d) World views may change e) Experience i. Risk Behaviors (+/-) RELATIONSHIPS 1) Secure Base Shift a. Parents, friends, romantic partner b. Time commitment PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOMES 1) Emotions a. Optimism about future prospects a.i. Changed since 2000?
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1025 - 10/25 BACKGROUND 1) Erik Erikson a. Psychosocial...

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