SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 13.2. Analyze the range of perspectives on the causes of aging as applied to early adulthood.

Franklin, N. C., & Tate, C. A. (2009). Lifestyle and successful aging: An overview. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 3(1), 6-11.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The article discusses successful aging and the social theories of aging. In addition, the article provides a list of resources related to successful aging.

Questions to Consider:

  1. How is aging defined and how is successful aging viewed?
  2. Why is successful aging important?
  3. How are disengagement theory, activity theory, and continuity theory different?

LO 13.4. Discuss the prevalence, effects, and treatment of alcohol and substance use in early adulthood.

Adams, S. H., Knopf, D. K., & Park, M. J. (2014). Prevalence and treatment of mental health and substance use problems in the early emerging adult years in the United States: Findings from the 2010 national survey on drug use and health. Emerging Adulthood, 2(3), 163-172.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study determined the rates of mental health and substance use disorders, treatment, and sociodemographic disparities.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are the rates of substance use disorders in emerging adulthood?
  2. Why are young adults less likely to receive treatment for substance use disorders as compared to older adults?
  3. How does income factor into prevalence and treatment among young adults?