1. What advantages do emerging adults have in terms of their health? Their health has improved, childhood ailments have been outgrown, diseases are not yet usually apparent, and all the systems are functioning optimally.
2. Biologically, why is emerging adulthood the best time to have a baby? Because the reproductive system is at its strongest, and a strong sex drive,.
3. What cohort differences are evident in people’s attitudes towards premarital sex? People want sex but they do not want the consequences like a child that can come with it.
4. Why has the AIDS epidemic slowed in recent years? Because the newer generations are taking charge and protecting themselves.
5. What are the pros and cons of risk taking in emerging adulthood? Good risks that we take are going to college having a family, enlisting in the army, and more destructive risks are unprotected sex with a new partner, driving fast without a seatbelt, and abusing drugs.
6. Why are emerging adults more likely than people of other ages to take part in risky sports? Because they seek the rush that you get from them. It satisfies the rush of risk.
7. Why is drug abuse common among emerging adults? Because they want to impair them and they are looking for the same rush or impulse as from sports.
8. What are the differences between formal operational thought and post-formal thought? Post-formal is problem finding and solving.
9. How is adult thinking different from adolescent thinking? Adults think of the consequences and adolescents don’t exactly do that.
10. In what ways does cognition continue to change throughout adulthood? One way is they get more flexible, and they begin to make their own assumptions.
11. How does flexible thinking affect social understanding? You change your childhood assumptions needed to counter stereotypes because you have to learn and be around all kinds of people.
12. How do current college enrollment patterns differ from those of 50