“Emerging Adulthood” Theory and Its Significance to Our Role as Parents

While laws consider 18 years as the majority age that legally turns an adolescent into a full-fledged adult, modern psychologists give a different opinion. Based on research studies conducted by neuroscientists, even if a child turns 18, he or she is just entering the stage of “emerging adulthood.” https://youtu.be/2iYWgGs9UYs Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, a Developmental Psychologist and Senior Research Scholar at Clark University, had originated the “emerging adulthood” theory. He has conducted research that led to a deeper understanding that at age 18 and up to 25 years old, young adults are still going through brain development processes. After seven years of going through that period under a reasonable environment and culture, a young legal adult can be expected to have developed the reasoning power and ability to control impulses, What Transpires During “Emerging Adulthood” Period? https://youtu.be/fv8KpQY0m6o Professor Arnett further explained that there are five aspects that make the “emerging adulthood” stage a distinct period in a young adult’s life, namely: Identity exploration Focus on...
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