Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize psychosocial development in early adulthood.
  2. Discuss influences on friendship and mate selection and interactions in early adulthood.
  3. Analyze the diverse romantic situations that may characterize early adulthood, including singlehood, cohabitation, marriage, and divorce.
  4. Compare the experiences of young adults as stepparents, never-married parents, and same-sex parents.