Learning Objectives

8.1 Discuss singlism and how it affects single people’s lives.

8.2 Explain how normative early adulthood developmental processes can affect adjustment in single people.

8.3 Discuss the different types of singlehood and some of the key reasons for remaining single.

8.4 Explain how larger cultural values and practices can impact a single person’s life.

8.5 Discuss what research shows about the health and well-being of single people.

8.6 Explain how faith-based single lifestyles can be both rewarding and challenging.