Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Defending the Uncertainty of Emerging Adulthood

Time and Location
Friday May 23, 2008, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Superior (A&B)

Janet Kuebli

Janet Kuebli
Saint Louis University

Arnett’s research on Emerging Adulthood describes many college students as feeling “in-between” adolescence and adulthood. A common consequence is their postponement of decisions and commitments. The role of uncertainty and doubt in this new developmental trend is examined along with implications for supporting students’ career preparation, identity exploration and critical thinking.

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