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Emerging Adulthood Significance and Key Features

1). Explain the concept of emerging adulthood.

2). What are the key features of this developmental stage?

3). Specifically, what is significant about the transition for adolescence to adulthood from a development perspective?

4). What physical, emotional, and cognitive changes do we experience, and why? In your solution, please address at least three changes.

Min. 250 words in length. Support your answers using reputable academic resources, and properly cite any references in APA format.

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I'm going to give you the basics here. Read the first source I have listed below carefully, since it's the standard one out there.

1).Explain the concept of emerging adulthood.

It is a new idea that takes into account the fact that kids are taking longer to grow up. People in their 20s are still living at home and have yet to begin building their careers. This stage is 'emerging adulthood.'

Birth control has made it easier to avoid having children. 40 years ago, the early 20s was the time for that - no more. Also, a huge percentage of kids going to college and grad school - adult life, therefore, starts much later than 40 years ago.

Many in the early 20s see 'settling down' as a problem. Not a goal, but a trap. So 'emerging adulthood' is a new concept that deals with the period after adolescence and before one 'settles down' with a family and career.
(see the first source below).

2).What are the key features of this developmental stage?

The basic feature is identity formation. The exploring of possibilities, especially in romance and career. It is an age of ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the concept of emerging adulthood, the devleopmental stage, what is significant about the transition for adolescence to adulthood from a development perspective, and the changes we experience. This solution is 650 words.

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