emerging adulthood


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emerging adulthood

(i-merj'ing a-dult'hud?)
A period of personal development in which young adults (between about 18 and 25 years old) become less dependent on their parents but have not yet completed their education, established a durable relationship with another person, formed a family, or entered the work force.
Synonym: prolonged adolescenceemerging adult
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loss of employment), levels of control and confidence can be compromised, particularly during emerging adulthood, an unstable and exploratory developmental period (Konstam, 2007, 2013).
Based on the rationale for leniency for juveniles, the law should borrow Arnett's characterization of this life phase and implement emerging adulthood for sentencing purposes.
The research does support emerging adulthood as a concept in industrialized countries, but it does not appear to exist in developing countries (Arnett, 2004).
In industrialized, Western cultures, emerging adulthood is commonly defined as individuals ranging from their late adolescence through the twenties, particularly those between the ages of 18-25 years old (Arnett, 2000).
Binge drinking trajectories from adolescence to emerging adulthood in a high-risk sample: Predictors and substance abuse outcomes.
Keywords: emerging adulthood, fatherhood, gay, normativity, life course
If you think about it, it's during adolescence and emerging adulthood that our emotions are, in many ways, the most intense," Arnett said.
Using a life span development framework, the six chapters explore caregiving at six stages of life--childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, and young, middle, and older adulthood.
Emerging Adulthood and the Quest for Self-Sufficiency Lance was a challenging student from day one.
Emerging adulthood is a period beyond adolescence when adult roles and relationships are being established.