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
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.