Socio-Emotional In Young Adults

Introduction

Relationships

Intimacy

Love

Mate selection

Engagement and Marriage

The decision to parent

Resolving Relationship Issues

Cultural Influences

Eriksons Theory of Developemtent

Effects on Heredity and Environment on Emotional Development

  • Environment

    • intimacy vs isolation key during young adult years

    • peers make a big impact as well as romantic relationships

    • family starts to have less of an impact

  • Heredity

    • start to mature with age and make own decisions

Life Event

  • finishing school

  • starting a career

  • engagement

  • marriage

  • starting a family

Role of Communication on their Social Development

  • communication is important to keep family and friend relationships that you have before a young adult strong

  • start looking for partner

  • working out issues with your partner

Effects of Morals on Social Development

  • start to develop own morals away from family

  • must talk with potential partner about their morals and if they match yours

Role of Nurturance on Social Development

  • may feel that they need families approval

  • may still need help from parents such as financial help

  • relationships with friends is important so they do not feel isolated