Unit 2 Test Study Topics: Transition to Adulthood

Unit 2 Test Study Topics: Transition to Adulthood
 Summarize how the role of young adults has changed over the past 150 years –
transitions to adulthood from pre-industrial society to twenty first century
 When was the term adolescence coined?
 When does adulthood begin? – legal, social & emotional markers of adulthood
 List factors that indicate whether a person is likely to leave home a an earlier
age e.g. female
 What was Epstein’s view on preparing young adults for adulthood?
 Describe the costs and benefits of living at home
 Trends in the transition to adulthood – leaving home later, coming back home,
marrying later, focus on career first
 Impact on the rest of the family when kids boomerang
 Biological vs. chronological vs. social vs. psychological clocks
 Be prepared to apply the developmental theories (Erikson, Riegel, Pearlin etc.)
to a case study.
 Factors that influence occupational choices
 Challenges young adults face at various ages e.g. 18 to 22, 23 to 26 &
government programs or services that might assist with the transition to
 How can occupation choice affect your self-esteem?
 Factors that influence educational choices
 High cost of education & how to stopfirst year flameouts
 Issues in Adulthood: Suicide & Poverty – prevalence (how often does it occur?),
causes, solutions
 How do family, friends and schools contribute to the socialization of young
 How do gender roles influence development? (educational & occupational
 Benefits & drawbacks of traditional gender roles
Words You Should Know:
-rites of passage
-boomerang generation
-anticipatory socialization
-sex vs. gender
-transsexual vs. transgender
-gender identity
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