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2 Lesson 2 Moving Toward Adulthood What does it mean to be an adult? One term often used when defining adulthood is maturity. Maturity has several components, including both physical and emotional aspects.

3 Lesson 2 Lesson Objectives Evaluate positive effects of relationships with peers, family, and friends on physical and emotional health. Identify and explain the developmental tasks of adulthood. In this lesson, youll learn to:

4 Lesson 2 Physical Maturity In late adolescence or the early twenties, most people reach physical maturity. physical maturity However, an adult physique doesnt mean that you are an adult. To be an adult, youll need to develop emotionally. Physical and Emotional Maturity

5 Lesson 2 Emotional Maturity Characteristics of an emotionally mature person: The ability to give and receive love. The ability to face reality and deal with it. The capacity to relate positively to life experiences and learn from them. Physical and Emotional Maturity

6 Lesson 2 Eriksons Stages of Adulthood Eriksons stages of life illustrate that as a person progresses through life, his or her goals continue to evolve. Considering the Entire Life Cycle Young adulthood: 19 to 40 years Middle adulthood: 40 to 65 years Late adulthood: 65 to death

7 Lesson 2 Four Major Aspects of Life Young Adulthood 1.Personal independence 2.Occupational choices 3.Intimate relationships 4.Contributions to society

8 Lesson 2 Developing Personal Independence The desire for independence during adolescence is a part of the quest for self-actualization, which includes developing ones capabilities to the fullest. When leaving home or beginning to work fulltime, young adults may substitute the emotional support of friends for the support they once received from parents. As they mature, however, they become more self-sufficient. Young Adulthood

9 Lesson 2 Making Occupational Choices As a teen you probably are giving some thought to what you want your life to be like when you are an adult. Part of that thought process may include your ideas about a career or occupation. Your ideas may be influenced by a part-time job, a role model, or the amount of education beyond high school required for a specific career. Young Adulthood

10 Lesson 2 Establishing Intimate Relationships As individuals grow into adulthood, they begin to develop emotional intimacy with other individuals. emotional intimacy Some people may have romantic relationships that result in marriage when they are ready for a permanent commitment. Individuals may decide to seek romantic relationships later or not at all. Practicing abstinence until marriage gives a person freedom from sexually transmitted diseases and maintains options for a healthy future. Young Adulthood

11 Lesson 2 Contributing to Society Another task of young adulthood includes determining where and how a person fits into society. You have probably already developed some of your own political ideas and religious views. Voting in elections and taking part in community projects are ways of contributing to society in a positive and effective manner. Young Adulthood

12 Lesson 2 1.Emotional intimacy 2.Physical maturity 3.Self-actualization 4.Emotional maturity Q. ______ is the state at which the mental and emotional capabilities of an individual are fully developed. Choose the appropriate option. Quick Review

13 Lesson 2 A. Emotional maturity is the state at which the mental and emotional capabilities of an individual are fully developed. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

14 Lesson 2 Provide a short answer to the question given below. Q. When do most people reach physical maturity? Click Next to view the answer. Quick Review

15 Lesson 2 Click Next to attempt another question. A. Most people reach physical maturity in late adolescence or the early twenties. Quick Review - Answer

16 Lesson 2 Provide a short answer to the question given below. Q. What are the four developmental tasks of adulthood? Click Next to view the answer. Quick Review

17 Lesson 2 Click Next to attempt another question. A. The four developmental tasks of adulthood are: 1.Developing personal independence. 2.Making occupational choices. 3.Establishing intimate relationships. 4.Contributing to society. Quick Review - Answer

18 Lesson 2 What does Erikson say is the goal of young adulthood? Why might this goal be the most challenging? Explain your reasoning. Analyze and explain. Quick Review

19 Lesson 2 In late adolescence or the early twenties, most people reach physical maturity. physical maturity However, an adult physique doesnt mean that you are an adult. To be an adult, youll need to develop emotionally. Physical Maturity Physical and Emotional Maturity Physical maturity is the state at which the physical body and all its organs are fully developed.

20 Lesson 2 Emotional Maturity Characteristics of an emotionally mature person: The ability to give and receive love. The ability to face reality and deal with it. The capacity to relate positively to life experiences and learn from them. Emotional maturity is the state at which the mental and emotional capabilities of an individual are fully developed. Physical and Emotional Maturity

21 Lesson 2 As individuals grow into adulthood, they begin to develop emotional intimacy with other individuals. emotional intimacy Some people may have romantic relationships that result in marriage when they are ready for a permanent commitment. Individuals may decide to seek romantic relationships later or not at all. Practicing abstinence until marriage gives a person freedom from sexually transmitted diseases and maintains options for a healthy future. Establishing Intimate Relationships Young Adulthood Emotional intimacy is the ability to experience a caring, loving relationship with another person with whom you can share your innermost feelings.

22 Lesson 2 A. Correct! Emotional maturity is the state at which the mental and emotional capabilities of an individual are fully developed. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

23 Lesson 2 You have answered the question incorrectly. Go back to try again, or click Next to view the correct answer. Quick Review - Answer


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