Development in a Young Adults

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A young adult is generally a person between the ages of 19 and 30. This stage involves the transition from adolescence to adulthood. In modern societies, young adults in their late teens and early 20s encounter a number of issues as they finish school and begin to hold full-time jobs and take on other responsibilities of adulthood. In the late teens and early 20s, young adults become individuals and will set themselves apart. Young adults will strive to become independent from parents, take responsibility for themselves and make their own decisions. During the young adult stage, mainly the majority think in a more mature manner and take issues more seriously. They also focus on the construction of a better future. Adolescents are generally regarded as naïve and inexperienced, but are expected to grow into mature adults in their 20s. Young adults in this stage of human development learn to establish a residence, form ideas about selecting a mate or close relationship and value both tangible and intangible objects. Role Transitions Rites of Passage, initiation and Separation is usally the beginning and are points in people lives that occur often and in many ways throughout a lifetime and in all cultures. There is a marking or a celebration of times that are considered to be a special period of growth, a period of separation from the past and a transition or journey forward to a new stage of life often involving a challenge to change and become new and mature or move into a different period of growth. These times are celebrated with rituals or ceremonies that include whole communities. In western cultures the transition is not so defined, it is often recognized when one assumes more or new responsibilities and tasks, i.e in my case, getting a car and having a job. Intamacy vs IsolationEstablishing intimacy both in friendship and love. The development of this skill relies on

the resolve of other stages....
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