Week 10 notes on Young Adulthood
Week 10 notes on Young Adulthood Socw 3302
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Date Created: 10/12/15
Socw 3302 HUMAN BEHAVIOR II 1 Young Adult development week 10 A B quotEmerging Adulthoodquot the transition between adolescence and adulthood Identity exploration being the central focus is based on the social and economic roles where young people try out new experiences in love work responsibility and education pursuits without any commitment to a permanent plan Default individualization vs Developmental individualization pathways Default defined by circumstance and situation Development defined by personal commitment to goals beliefs and values Research has noted that most people find themselves at this stage of quotadulthoodquot at the age of 30 They find themselves more adaptable to responsibility independence financially and determined to find relationships that might lead to marriage Young Adulthood is a time when an individual continues to explore personal identity and his or her relationship to the world Cognition spirituality and identity are intertwined aspects of this process the psychological self 11 Physical Functioning in young adulthood A Increased awareness in physical changes vision endurance metabolism muscle strength Young adults tend to spend less time on their health than they did during adolescence Because of the responsibilities they ve taken on with marriage work parenting leaving them non interested in health insurance 1 Results in the lack of health insurance has led to many early onset signs of sexually transmitted diseases diabetes I and obesity 2 Some of these early onset illnesses have led to an environmental impact on the body such as stress exposure racial discrimination and economic hardships Geronimus and Colleagues2006 Support 1 Example 2 Example Support 1 Example 2 Example 111 Cognitive Development A Young adults enter Piaget s formal operating stage during which they began to develop the cognitive ability to apply abstract principles to enhance problem solving and to re ect on thought processes B Complex capabilities are combined with 1 Awareness9characterize cognitive development 2 Personal feelingsquot9 characterize cognitive development C Abstract reasoning capabilities 1 Applies to subject feelings quot9 helps individuals negotiate life transitions 2 Applies to life experiences u helps individuals negotiate life transitions new stressors roles and challenges Overall younger adults are better able to see things from multiple viewpoints and from various perspectives than adolescents are D With increasing cognitive exibility young adults begin to solidify their own values and beliefs IV Moral Development A Kohlberg categorized individuals 16 and older as fitting into the postconventional stage which has these characteristics 1 Greater independence in moral decision making 2 More complex contemplation of ethical principle 3 Development of quotmoral consciencequot 4 Move from seeking social approval through conformity to redefining and revising and selecting behaviors that match those values 5 Recognition of larger systems and appreciation for community 6 Understanding that social rules are relativistic rather than rigid and prescribed B Spiritual a focus on which gives an individual meaning purpose and direction Spirituality develops in three dimensions related to one s connection with a higher power 1 Cognition Beliefs values perceptions and meaning related to work love and life Socw 3302 Human Behavior 11 Page 2 of 3 2 Affect Sense of connection and support attachment and bonding experiences psychological attachment to work love and life 3 Behavior Practices rituals and behavioral experiences C Identity development how one thinks about and relates to oneself of work love and ideologies lames Marcia l1966 stages of identity formation 1 Diffused no exploration no commitment 2 Foreclosed no exploration commitment 3 Moratorium exploration no commitment 4 Achievement exploration commitment Marcia has stated that people revisit and redefine their commitments as they age As a result identity is not static but dynamic open and exible V Social Development Social Functioning A Restate topic B Summarize three main points C Socw 3302 Human Behavior 11 Page 3 of 3
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