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Emerging Adults in America: Coming of Age in the 21st Century

edited by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Jennifer Lynn Tanner
(2005, American Psychological Association Press)

Table of Contents

Author Biographies


Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, “Emerging Adulthood: Understanding the New Way of Coming of Age”
Chapter 2
Jennifer Lynn Tanner, “Recentering during Emerging Adulthood, A Critical Turning Point in Life Span Human Development”

Section II: Lives
Chapter 3
Gisela Labouvie-Vief, “Emerging Structures of Adult Thought”
Chapter 4
James Côté, “Emerging Adulthood as an Institutionalized Moratorium: Risks and Benefits to Identity Formation”
Chapter 5
Jean Phinney, “Ethnic Identity Exploration in Emerging Adulthood”
Chapter 6
John E. Schulenberg and Nicole R. Zarrett, “Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood: Continuities and Discontinuities in Course, Causes, and Functions”
Chapter 7
Ann S. Masten, Jelena Obradovic, and Keith B. Burt, “Resilience in Emerging Adulthood: Developmental Perspectives on Continuity and Transformation”

Section III: Contexts
Chapter 8
William Aquilino, “Family Relationships and Support Systems in Emerging Adulthood”
Chapter 9
W. Andrew Collins and Manfred van Dulmen, “Friendships and Romance in Emerging Adulthood: Assessing Distinctiveness in Close Relationships”
Chapter 10
Eva S. Lefkowitz and Meghan M. Gillen, “’Sex is Just a Normal Part of Life’: Sexuality in Emerging Adulthood”
Chapter 11
Stephen F. Hamilton and Mary Agnes Hamilton, “School, Work, and Emerging Adulthood”
Chapter 12
Jane D. Brown, “Emerging Adults in a Media-Saturated World”

Section IV: Conclusion
Chapter 13
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, “The Study of Emerging Adulthood: What Is Known, and What Remains to Be Known?”

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