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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Life Span Development Research Methods: Help & Review
- Help & Review for Life Span Developmental Psychology Foundations
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- Prenatal Development Concepts: Help and Review
- Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood: Help and Review
- Childbirth and Newborn Characteristics: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Cognitive & Psychosocial Development in Infants & Toddlers
- Help & Review for Physical & Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
- Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood: Help and Review
- Help & Review - Psychosocial & Physical Development in Middle Childhood
- Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood: Help and Review
- Physical and Sexual Development in Adolescence: Help and Review
- Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Help and Review
- Help & Review for Physical & Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
- Cognitive & Physical Development in Middle Adulthood: Help & Review
- Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood: Help and Review
- Physical Development in Late Adulthood: Help and Review
- Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood: Help & Review
- Death and Dying - Stages and Psychological Impact