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19 - Emerging Adulthood Psychosocial Development

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1 19 - Emerging Adulthood Psychosocial Development


3 Continuity and Change

4 Identity Still seeking who they are

5 Erikson Intimacy vs. Isolation 6th. Stage

6 Identity Ethnic identity Vocational identity

7 Intimacy

8 Intimacy Intimacy and friendships defend against stress
Intimacy progresses from attraction – close connection – commitment Several paths to intimacy, not just marriage and parenthood

9 Gender influence on intimacy
Men = Share activities and interests Not failures and emotional problems Women = Share secrets, weaknesses & problems Expect sympathy

10 Romantic partners Arranged marriages
“What does love have to do with it?” Adolescents ask for parent’s permission Live together & marry when they are able Western cultures

11 The dimensions of love - Sternberg’s triangular concept of love
Passion Sex & intense emotions Intimacy Knowing someone well Sharing secrets Commitment Grows gradually Decisions to be together Mutual care Kept secrets Forgiveness

12 Relationship Patterns

13 Hookups without commitment
Sexual encounter without intimacy nor commitment Less likely if a serious relationship is desired Prefer to get to know them first

14 Cohabitation Most young adults (in U.S., England, & Europe) cohabit rather than marry before age 25 Half plan to marry More likely to fight & end the relationship than marrieds Cohabitation does not prevent marriage problems Cohabitation = increased chance of later divorce

15 What makes relationships succeed?

16 Changes in marriage patterns
Most adults are not married Fewer adults are married and more are divorced Divorce rate = half of marriage rate Multiple divorces & remarriages skew the statistics In the U.S. only one first marriage in three – not one in two – ends in divorce

17 Factors leading to improvement in relationships
Good communication Financial security End of addiction or illness

18 Children Children are an added stress Particularly during adolescence

19 Similarities and differences
Homogamy Like marries like Similar: Age, Race, Ethnicity, SES, Religion, Education, Attitudes Social homogamy Similar leisure interests & role preferences E.g. Reading a book at home, vs. wanting to go out and party Heterogamy Dissimilar attributes

20 Conflict

21 Learning to listen Demand withdraw interaction
Women – Want to talk (demanding) Men – Don’t want to talk (withdraw)

22 Intimate partner violence
Emerging adults experience more violence than over 25 years old Alcohol and drugs increase severity of violence

23 Types of intimate partner violence
Situational couple violence Based more on the situation than personality E.g. No money, job stress Intimate terrorism Physical, sexual, psychological abuse Victim too scared to fight back, seek help, or withdraw Get out of the house to a safe place

24 Emerging adults and their parents
Linked lives Each family member linked to others Dependent on others for success, health and well-being Many 18 – 25 year olds still live at home Parents encourage young adults to become independent Many family relationships improve when young adults leave home Financial support Parents helping adult children Tuition, medical care, food, etc.


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