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Ch 16: Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood chapter of this Life Span Developmental Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master an understanding of psychosocial development in early adulthood. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of psychosocial development in early adulthood.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering life span developmental psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn life span developmental psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding marriage or other topics related to psychosocial development in early adulthood
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about psychosocial development in early adulthood
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood chapter exam to be prepared.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a psychosocial development in early adulthood unit of a standard life span developmental psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Theories of love
  • Friendship, cohabitation and marriage in early adulthood
  • The family cycle and adult development
  • Achievement in early adulthood
  • Gender identity and gender roles

15 Lessons in Chapter 16: Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood: Help and Review
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Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

1. Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

Love is an important and complex topic of study for social psychologists. In this lesson, we begin our discussion about love with Robert Sternberg's triangular theory of love. We define each of his eight types of love and identify real-world examples.

Theories of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

2. Theories of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

During early adulthood, many people fall in love. But why do people fall in love? And how can they be happy? Watch this lesson to learn more about theories on love, including the evolutionary, equity, and attachment theories.

Friendship and Marriage in Early Adulthood

3. Friendship and Marriage in Early Adulthood

During early adulthood, friendships and romantic relationships take center stage as people become more independent of their parents. Watch this lesson to find out about gender differences in friendships and what makes a marriage successful.

Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

4. Social Development of Adults: Self Concept

How would an adult think about his or her self-concept? In this lesson, we'll take a look at what makes up self-concept in adulthood, its changes over time, and how it relates to self-esteem and self-image.

Family Life Stages and Traditions: Courtship, Marriage, Child Rearing & Aging

5. Family Life Stages and Traditions: Courtship, Marriage, Child Rearing & Aging

In this lesson, we discuss the four stages of traditional family life that sociologists study. Although the concept of family has changed with time, these four stages remain prominent in our culture.

The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest

6. The Family Cycle & Adult Development: Marriage, Parenthood & the Empty Nest

Once a person enters adulthood, the common belief is that development is nearly complete. However, marriage and children have a great impact on adult development. This lesson will describe developmental changes adults encounter as they marry, become parents, and become grandparents.

Achievement in Early Adulthood: Work & Socioemotional Success

7. Achievement in Early Adulthood: Work & Socioemotional Success

During your twenties and thirties, achievement is a major driving factor. In this lesson, we'll take a look at both career and socioemotional achievement, including what they are and factors that can lead to success in those areas.

Career Choices in Early Adulthood

8. Career Choices in Early Adulthood

Many adults spend the majority of their waking lives at work. As such, your career is a big part of your life. Watch this lesson to find out more about work-life decisions that have to be made by many people, especially career couples.

Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

9. Gender Identity and Roles in Early Adulthood

As people age, they begin to think about how their gender affects who they are. Watch this lesson to find out how people construct their gender identity, how society defines gender roles, and how both of these things can impact a marriage.

Marital Issues in Early Adulthood

10. Marital Issues in Early Adulthood

During the period of life between ages 20 and 40, many people get married. Watch this lesson to look at some of the issues that can crop up in a marriage, including physical and emotional infidelity and spousal abuse.

Spiritus Mundi: Definition & Overview

11. Spiritus Mundi: Definition & Overview

'Spiritus Mundi' was a term used by W.B. Yeats to describe the collective soul of the universe containing the memories of all time. From 'Spiritus Mundi,' Yeats believed, came all poets' inspiration. In this lesson, we will further explore Yeats' ideas.

Interpersonal Relationships: Definition & Theories

12. Interpersonal Relationships: Definition & Theories

To be human is to be involved in interpersonal relationships. In this lesson, we will define interpersonal relationships and discuss the various theories that explain how we create and maintain them.

What Is Cohabitation? - Statistics & Effects

13. What Is Cohabitation? - Statistics & Effects

Cohabitation, or the decision to live together before marriage, has become increasingly popular. Learn why more couples are living together before marriage, what the potential consequences might be, and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

What is Generation Z? - Definition & Characteristics

14. What is Generation Z? - Definition & Characteristics

Generation Z, the latest cohort in the United States, is an ill-defined group that we don't yet know much about and who haven't come of age. This lesson goes over what we know about this latest generation and the environment they are growing up in.

Average Age of Marriage Throughout History

15. Average Age of Marriage Throughout History

Marriage is a respected tradition around the world and across human history. But everyone treats it a little bit differently. In this lesson, we'll talk about how the average age of marriage has changed across history.

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