Chapter 7

Graisan Craver

Adulthood

  • Adult Development

    • Life structure- the combination of statuses, roles, activities,goals, values, beliefs, and life circumstances that characterize an individual

    • Three basic eras- early adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood

    • Early adulthood- 17-39

    • Middle adulthood- 40-59

    • Late adulthood- 60-75+

Adulthood Stages

  • The Early Adult Transition

    • going away to college

  • Entering the Adulthood

    • development of a dream of adult accomplishment

  • The Age 30 Transition

    • divorces are common

    • Novice phase- levinson referred to the first three periods of the early adulthood era

  • The Settling Down Period

    • last stage of early adulthood

    • work

    • family

    • leisure

    • friendship

    • community

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