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Emerging adulthood : the winding road from the late teens through the twenties

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"Merging stories from the lives of emerging adults themselves with the findings from years of research, Emerging Adulthood covers a wide range of topics, including love and sex, relationships with parents, experiences at college and work, and views of what it means to be an adult. As the nature of American youth, American society, and the meaning of adulthood continue to evolve, Emerging Adulthood is indispensable  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ISBN: 0195173147 9780195173147 9780195309379 0195309375
OCLC Number: 53356375
Description: viii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A longer road to adulthood --
What is it like to be an emerging adult? : four profiles --
From conflict to companionship : a new relationship with parents --
Love and sex --
Meandering toward marriage --
The road through college : twists and turns --
Work : more than a job --
Sources of meaning : religious beliefs and values --
The age of possibilities : four case studies --
From emerging adulthood to young adulthood : what does it mean to become an adult?
Responsibility: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.
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Examines in detail the lives of people in their late teens and twenties - a period of exploration, instability, possibility, self-focus, and a sustained sense of being in limbo. The author's research  Read more...

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"Engaging...informative and insightful...charts a new terrain that is only likely to grow in the 21st century. His sense of optimism and advocacy for young adults are infectious. This work is likely Read more...

 
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