Emerging Adulthood: Exploring the Third Decade of Life

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Emerging Adulthood: Exploring the Third Decade of Life


This course provides an in-depth psychological understanding of the development of individuals from about the age of 18 to 35, often referred to as "emerging adulthood." Does this age range truly represent a separate stage of development from adolescence and adulthood? If so, what are its characteristics, influencing factors and implications? Students explore a number of different topics that affect people in the third decade of life in an attempt to understand underlying psychological processes. The course focuses primarily on positive and developmental psychology but may cover topics that span across all of psychology. The goals of the course are both learning more about this stage of life and practicing ways to flourish and excel during it. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 101.

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No writing credit

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Exclude First Years