Lecture 16 Socio-Emotional Development in Young Adulthood 2011 student slides

Lecture 16 Socio-Emotional Development in Young Adulthood 2011 student slides

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Unformatted text preview: Socio-Emotional Development in Young Adulthood Lecture 16 March 21, 2011 Overview Identity formation in emerging adulthood § Erikson § Marcia Love and intimacy Cohabitation Marriage § Predicting marital satisfaction § Marriage and happiness Identity Formation Erikson’s Stage #5 (teens - 20s) (reminder) § Identity vs. role confusion Ø Identity- deciding who to be in making the transition to adulthood Ø Role confusion : failure in identity formation marked by a lack of an adult path Ø Erikson proposed that during this time young people should take a moratorium to search for their identity. Identity Formation (reminder) James Marcia’s theory of Four Identity Statuses • Identity diffusion - the person is aimless, without any adult life path • Diffusion can lead to identity foreclosure - identity acquisition without thought or active search • Moratorium – actively searching out possibilities to find an adult life path. A mature style to finding an ID. • Identity achievement - that describes an adult life path that was chosen and thought through. Identity Formation cont. Critique of Marcia May not be developmental stages – some are stuck, some go backward May not be a single status for each person Identity formation does not end with emerging adulthood Foreclosure may not be bad Video clip – Seniors: Four Years in Retrospect Love and Intimacy Erikson’s Stage #6 (20s-30s) Intimacy vs. IsolationIntimacy vs....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course PSYCH 250 taught by Professor Ward during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Lecture 16 Socio-Emotional Development in Young Adulthood 2011 student slides

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