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Lecture 17

01:830:338 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Hikikomori, Adult Development, Vasopressin


Department
Psychology
Course Code
01:830:338
Professor
Professor Lyra Stein
Lecture
17

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Adult development & aging 17 - 1
Lecture 17 - social roles, social relationships
TRANSITIONS TO ADULTHOOD
Variability among young adults
Lack of well-defined rules and expectations
Long transition period helps to correct problem trajectories
EMERGING ADULTHOOD
From 18 to 25 years of age
Five distinct characteristics:
Identity exploration
Instability
Self-focused
Feeling in-between
Possibilities
SOCIAL ROLES IN YOUNG ADULTHOOD
Significant individual variability in the sequence and timing of roles.
Leaving (and returning) home
Becoming a spouse or partner
Becoming a parent
LEAVING HOME
Increasing number live at home. “hikikomori”, “hotel mama”
Proportion decreases with age.
Process of moving out of parents’ home is more complex.
BECOMING SPOUSE OR PARTNER
Marital rates are decreasing, rates of cohabitation are increasing.
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