Learning Objectives

LO 15.1 Compare one’s own emotional and cognitive reactions to three case studies.
LO 15.2 Define adulthood.
LO 15.3 Analyze the merits of four theoretical approaches to adulthood (Jung’s, Erikson’s, Levinson’s, and Arnett’s).
LO 15.4 Summarize biological functioning, cognition, personality and identity, and spirituality in young and middle adulthood.
LO 15.5 Describe major themes of relationships in young and middle adulthood.
LO 15.6 Analyze major challenges related to work in young- and middle-adulthood functioning.
LO 15.7 Give examples of risk factors and protective factors for young and middle adulthood.
LO 15.8 Apply knowledge of young and middle adulthood to recommend guidelines for social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.