Chapter 13 - FCE225 Chapter13:EarlyAdulthood...

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FCE 225 Chapter 13: Early Adulthood Developmental Perspectives  - Baby boom generation: 78 million Americans - Generation X: 47 million Americans  - The Millennial Generation: Born 1980-early 2000’s - Conceptions of Age Periods  Generation X - More ethnically diverse than previous generations - More than 40 percent of Generation Xers spent time in a single-parent home - Technologically literate – many an active part of the dot.com industry - Financial challenges: o Supporting again baby boomers o Paying for their children’s rising educational costs o Maintaining their own lifestyle The Millennial Generation - a.k.a. generation “Y” - Children of those who consciously decided to delay having children - Characterized as being wanted, sheltered, and entitled - Share technical expertise and ambition of the Generation Xers, but are more team-oriented  Aging - Biological aging: the changes in the structure and functioning of the human organism over time - Social aging: changed in an individuals assumption and relinquishment of roles over time Social Norms - Standards of behavior that members of a group share and to which they are expected to conform - Age norms: social norms that define what is appropriate for people to be and to do at various  ages  Again Systems - Social clock: a set of internalized concepts that regulate our progression through the adult years
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- Life events: turning points at which individuals change direction in the course of their lives  Physical Performance
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