physiological changes and cognitive shifts
gain/relinquishment of roles, i.e. student, voter, parent
what is appropriate in a culture at a certain age
transition to adult roles, extending from late teens to mid twenties
intimacy vs. isolation
young person's thoughts and feelings about making a permanent commitment to an intimate partner
underlying design of a person's life, consisting of relationships with significant others- individuals, groups, and institutions
age-graded expectations for major life events, such as beginning first job, getting married, birth of first child, buying home, retiring
triangular theory of love
intimacy, passion, and commitment- shift in emphasis as romantic relationships develop
intense sexual attraction
warm, trusting affection and caregiving
unhappiness resulting from a gap between social relationships we currently have and those we desire
involving a clear division of husbands and wife's roles, man is head of household; woman devotes herself to caring for husband and children
partners relate as equals, sharing power and authority
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