About this book
This data-rich volume offers new insights into the transitional period between adolescence and adulthood. It analyzes core concepts typically associated with adolescence, such as identity development, emerging sexuality, deepening relationships, and exploration of career choices as individuals age into their twenties and early thirties. Chapters examine the challenges of self-exploration, responsibilities, and independence as this generation approaches adulthood with deliberation in an uncertain world with vastly different perspectives from that of their parents. And in the tradition of its predecessor, the book's first-person excerpts emphasize and illuminate the diversity of the population and its stakeholders, including parents and employers.
Each chapter is updated and revised to reflect the current literature that has evolved since the first edition was published. Additional chapters address two increasingly important areas of interest: the virtual life of the emerging and young adult; and the career-related challenges emerging and young adults encounter in their search for a vocational home. Rich additional narratives serve to elucidate the terrain emerging and young adults encounter as they begin to establish themselves in the world of work and social and romantic relationships.
Key areas of coverage include:
- Identity formation in environmental context
- Culture: opening paths, creating detours
- The "tyranny" of choice: re-examining the prevailing narrative
- Examination of career paths for emerging and young adults
- Emotional and social lives of emerging and young adults
- Overlapping and disparate views of employers
- Mental health issues of emerging and young adults
The Second Edition of Emerging and Young Adulthood is essential reading for researchers, clinicians, therapists and other professionals, and graduate students in developmental, school, and counseling psychology and related social and behavioral sciences.
- Book Title Emerging and Young Adulthood
- Book Subtitle Multiple Perspectives, Diverse Narratives
- Series Title Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development
- Series Abbreviated Title Advs Responsible Adolescent Devel.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11301-2
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-11300-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-33077-8
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11301-2
- Series ISSN 2195-089X
- Series E-ISSN 2195-0903
- Edition Number 2
- Number of Pages XII, 222
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Child and School Psychology
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"A wonderful read that provides a detailed qualitative picture of the lives of a group of emerging adults in the U.S as well as an overview of the broader scientific literature. This volume highlights the heterogeneity in the lives of individuals in this age-group. This new edition includes timely additions of new chapters on technology and work careers."
Manfred H. M. van Dulmen, Ph.D.
Kent State University
"From authors to scholars to the media, a lot of people have had much to say in recent years about emerging and young adults. Noticeably absent in nearly all of this work has been the voice of young people themselves. Much has been said (much of it negative) about young people putting off adulthood in favor of selfish pursuits. Again, however, very few opportunities have been given to young people to give "their side of the story." The genius of this book is that the complexity of entering, developing through, and leaving the third decade of life is captured via the actual lives of young people. Dr. Konstam not only presents the most important and best scholarship on emerging and young adults but brings it to life via excerpts from interviews with dozens of young people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The result is a brilliant empirical book that not only describes what scholars know about young people but does so while also allowing us to hear from young people."
Larry J. Nelson, Ph.D.
School of Family Life
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
“Dr. Konstam’s book brings emerging adulthood to life through the voices of young people and those who interact with them. Through their stories we learn about the ways in which emerging adulthood plays out differently across cultural, gender, family, and socioeconomic contexts. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the emerging adult age period.”
Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami