Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the features and characteristics of emerging adulthood.
  2. Summarize the physical developments of emerging and early adulthood.
  3. Analyze physical and sexual health issues in emerging and early adulthood.
  4. Compare postformal reasoning, pragmatic thought, and cognitive-affective complexity.
  5. Explain how attending college influences young adults’ development, and identify challenges faced by first-generation and nontraditional students.