The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood

Hardcover | November 11, 2015

EditorJeffrey Jensen Arnett

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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In an original paper published in 2000, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett identified this period, coining it "emerging adulthood," and he distinguished it from boththe adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. His new paradigm received a surge of scholarly attention after his first book on the topic launched the field, and both a flourishing society and journal developed to further expand this area of research. Studies andpublications on emerging adulthood now abound, and the leading research has yet to be organized into a single handbook that covers the field.The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood is the first and only comprehensive compilation spanning the field of emerging adulthood. Expertly edited by Arnett, this Handbook is comprised of cutting-edge chapters written by leading scholars in developmental psychology. Topics include theoreticalperspectives and structural influences in the field; cognitive development during emerging adulthood; family, friendship, and romantic relationships; sexual identity and orientation; education and work; leisure and media use; mental health; religious and political beliefs; positive development; andsubstance abuse and crime, to name a few. Sure to be the definitive resource for researchers, scholars, and students studying emerging adulthood, this Handbook will pave the way for new scholarship in this expanding area of inquiry and serve as an excellent resource for the wider field ofdevelopmental psychology.

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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In an original paper published in 2000, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett identified this period, coining it "emerging adulthood," and he distinguished it from boththe adolescence that precedes it and the you...

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He originally proposed the theory of emerging adulthood to describe the lives of today's 18-29-year-olds, and he is the Founding President and Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Emerging A...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:November 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett: Introduction: Emerging Adulthood Theory and Research: Where We Are and Where We Should GoPart 1. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES2. Moin Syed: Emerging Adulthood: Developmental Stage, Theory, or Nonsense?3. Jacob A. Paulsen, Moin Syed, Kali Trzesniewski, and Brent Donnellan: Generational perspectives on Emerging Adulthood: A Focus on NarcisissmPart 2. STRUCTURAL INFLUENCES4. Manuela du Bois-Reymond: Emerging Adulthood Theory and Social Class5. Jerika C. Norona, Teresa M. Preddy, and Deborah P. Welsh: How Gender Shapes Emerging Adulthood6. Moin Syed and Lauren L. Mitchell: How Race and Ethnicity Shape Emerging AdulthoodPart 3. COGNITIVE AND BRAIN7. Patricia M. King and Karen Strohm Kitchener: Cognitive Development in the Emerging Adult: The Emergence of Complex Cognitive Skills8. Bradley Taber-Thomas and Koraly Perez-Edgar: Emerging Adulthood Brain Development9. Daniel Lapsley and Ryan D. Woodbury: Social Cognitive Development in Emerging AdulthoodPart 4. FAMILY RELATIONS10. Karen L. Fingerman and Jenjira J. Yahirun: Emerging Adulthood in the Context of Family11. Inge Seiffge-Krenke: Leaving Home: Antecedents, Consequences, and Cultural Patterns12. Miri Scharf and Shmuel Shulman: Closeness, Distance, and Rapprochement in Sibling Relationships13. Miri Scharf: Maturing and Aging Together: Emerging Adult Grandchildren-Grandparents' RelationshipsPart 5. FRIENDSHIPS, ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS, AND SEXUALITY14. Carolyn McNamara Barry, Stephanie D. Madsen, and Alyssa DeGrace: Growing Up with a Little Help from Their Friends in Emerging Adulthood15. Shmuel Shulman and Jennifer Connolly: The Challenge of Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood16. Shannon E. Claxton and Manfred H.M. van Dulmen: Casual Sexual Relationships and Experiences in Emerging Adulthood17. Elizabeth M. Morgan: Contemporary Issues in Sexual Orientation and Identity Development in Emerging Adulthood18. Brian J. Willoughby and Jason S. Carroll: On the Horizon: Marriage Timing, Beliefs, and Consequences in Emerging AdulthoodPart 6. EDUCATION AND WORK19. Marcia Baxter Magolda and Kari Taylor: Developing Self-Authorship in College to Navigate Emerging Adulthood20. E. Anne Marshall and Kathryn Butler: School-to-Work Transitions in Emerging Adulthood21. Julia Dietrich and Kateriina Salmela-Aro: Emerging Adults and Work: A Model of Phase-Adequate EngagementPart 7. LEISURE AND MEDIA USE22. Sarah M. Coyne, Laura M. Padilla-Walker, and Emily Howard: Media Uses in Emerging Adulthood23. L. Monique Ward, Rita Seabrook, Soraya Giaccardi, and Angie Zuo: Television Uses and Effects in Emerging AdulthoodPart 8. THE SELF24. Kate C. McLean and Andrea V. Breen: Selves in a World of Stories During Emerging Adulthood25. Seth J. Schwartz, Byron L. Zamboanga, Koen Luyckx, Alan Meca, and Rachel Ritchie: Identity in Emerging Adulthood: Reviewing the Field and Looking Forward26. Larry J. Nelson and Stephanie S. Luster: "Adulthood" By Whose Definition? The Complexity of Emerging Adults' Conceptions of Adulthood27. Dan P. McAdams: Life Authorship in Emerging AdulthoodPart 9. CULTURAL BELIEFS28. Laura M. Padilla-Walker: Moral Development during Emerging Adulthood29. Carolyn McNamara Barry and Mona Abo-Zena: The Experience of Meaning-Making: The Role of Religousness and Spirituality in Emerging Adults' Lives30. Jennifer Nunez and Constance Flanagan: Political Beliefs and Civic Engagement in Emerging AdulthoodPart 10. RISK AND RESILIENCE31. Jennifer L. Tanner: Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood32. Judy A. Andrews and Erika Westling: Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood33. Jessica M. Craig and Alex R. Piquero: Crime and Punishment in Emerging Adulthood34. Johanna K.P. Greeson and Allison E. Thompson: Aging Out of Foster Care in Emerging Adulthood35. Sanna Thompson, Kristin Ferguson, Kimberly Bender, Stephanie Begun, and Yeonwoo Kim: Homeless Emerging Adults: A Developmental Perspective36. Meredith O'Connor, Ann V. Sanson, John W. Toumbourou, Mary T. Hawkins, Primrose Letcher, Paige Williams, and Craig Olsson: Positive Development and Resilience in Emerging Adulthood