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Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to PsychologyNew Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy$
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Lene Arnett Jensen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195383430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.001.0001

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Emerging Adulthood(s)

Emerging Adulthood(s)

The Cultural Psychology of a New Life Stage

(p.255) Chapter 12 Emerging Adulthood(s)
Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the theory of emerging adulthood from the perspective of cultural psychology. First it provides a brief overview of the theory. Then it addresses the ways “one size fits all” with respect to emerging adulthood, that is, the demographic and cultural changes that have taken places in many regions worldwide to lay the groundwork for the emerging adulthood life stage. Next it describes the demographic and cultural variability that exists in emerging adulthood worldwide. Finally, the chapter bridges cultural and developmental psychology by focusing on the cultural beliefs that are at the heart of emerging adulthood, in the West and in other world regions.

Keywords:   cultural psychology, emerging adulthood, cultural beliefs, individualism

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