PSYCH Chapter 10: Constructing an Adult Life

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  1. Emerging adulthood
    The phase of life that begins after high school, tapers off toward the late twenties, and is developed to constructing an adult life.
  2. Role
    The characteristic behavior that is expected of a person in a particular social position, such as student, parent, married person, worker, or retiree.
  3. Cohabitation
    Sharing a household in an unmarried romantic relationship.
  4. Nest-leaving
    Moving out of a childhood home and living independently.
  5. Social clock
    The concept that we regulate our passage through adulthood by an inner timetable that tells us which life activities are appropriate at certain ages.
  6. Age norms
    Cultural ideas about the appropriate ages for engaging in particular activities or life tasks.
  7. On time
    Being on target in a culture's timetable for achieving adult life tasks.
  8. Off time
    Being too late or too early in a culture's timetable for achieving adult life tasks.
  9. Identity
    In Erikson's theory, the life task of deciding who to be as a person in making the transition to adulthood.
  10. Role confusion
    Erikson's term for a failure in identity formation, marked by the lack of any sense of a future adult path.
  11. Identity statuses
    Marcia's four categories of identity formation: identity diffusion, identity foreclosure, moratorium, and identity achievement.
  12. Identity diffusion
    An identity status in which the person is aimless or feels totally blocked, without any adult life path.
  13. Identity foreclosure
    An identity status in which the person decides on an adult life path (often one spelled out by an authority figure) without any thought or active search.
  14. Moratorium
    An identity status in which the person actively searches out various possibilities to find a truly solid adult life path. A mature style of constructing an identity.
  15. Identity achievement
    An identity status in which the person decides on a definite adult life path after searching out various options.
  16. Moratorium in depth
    A focused real-world look at one's chosen career to confirm that decision.
  17. Ethnic identity
    How people come to terms with who they are as people relating to their unique ethnic or racial heritage.
  18. Biracial or multiracial identity
    How people of mixed racial backgrounds come to terms with who they are as people in relation to their heritage.
  19. Flow
    Csikszentmihalyi's term for feeling total absorption in a challenging, goal-oriented activity.

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PSYCH Chapter 10: Constructing an Adult Life
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