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Period from roughly ages 18-25 during which young people become more independent from their parents and explore various life possibilities before making enduring commitments:

Emerging Adulthood.

2

Period of the life course between the time puberty begins and the time adult status* is approached

Adolescence.

3

Key issue in transitioning from adolescence to emerging adulthood:

More independence from parents.

4

Key issue from emerging adulthood to (established) adulthood:

Making enduring commitments.

5

Five characteristics of emerging adulthood:

-Identity explorations
-Instability
-Self-focus
-Feeling in-between
-Possibilities

6

Cultural belief system that emphasizes the desirability of independence. self-sufficiency, and self-exploration:

Individualism.

7

Set of beliefs emphasizing to persons to minimize their individual desires in order to contribute to the well-being and success of the group*:

Collectivism.

8

Age-related norms and stable sense of self while transitioning into adulthood:

Developmental tasks.

9

Adolescents have a new awareness of themselves and others' reactions to them:

Psychological definition of adolescence.

10

Does adolescence occur cross-culturally:

Yes.

11

Does emerging adulthood occur cross-culturally

No.

12

All the individuals born within a specific range of years and share similar socio-cultural experiences that set them apart from other age groups.

Social generation

13

Which of the five characteristics of emerging adulthood is most important?

Identity explorations.