process that underlies the shift to an adult identity
Recentering- stage 1
the beginning of emerging adulthood; the individual is still embedded in the family of origin, but expectations for self-reliance and self-directedness begin to increase
Recentering- stage 2
during emerging adulthood, the individual remains connected to but not longer embedded within the family of origin. Temporary, exploratory involvements in a variety of college courses, jobs, and intimate partners mark this stage. Toward the end of this stage, the individual is moving toward serious commitments and gaining the resources to support them.
Recentering- stage 3
usually by age 30, the individual moves into young adulthood. This stage is marked by independence from the family of origin and commitment to a career, a partner, and possibly children.
adults will follow a basic sequence of age related psychosocial changes; the changes are normative in that they seem to be common to most members of a population; emerge in stages
Erikson's Intimacy vs. Isolation
sixth stage of psychosocial development; young adults either make commitments to other or face a possible sense of isolation and self-absorption; virtue is love- mutual devotion between partners who have chosen to share their lives, have children, etc.
Timing of Events Model
development is dependent upon when certain events occur; in this model are normative life events which are commonly expected life experiences that occur at certain times
set of cultural norms or expectations for the times of life when certain important events should occur
Triangular theory of love
Sternberg's theory that patterns of love hinge on the balance among three elements- intimacy, passion, and commitment
the emotional element, that involves self disclosure, which leads to connection, warmth and trust
the motivational element, that is based on inner drives that translate physiological arousal into sexual desire
the cognitive element, that is the decision to love and to stay with the beloved
one's sexual and romantic attraction; you can be attracted to people of the opposite gender (straight) or people of the same gender (gay or lesbian)
a person's internal sense of being female, male, or somewhere in between
relates to how a person chooses to communicate their gender identity to others through clothing, hair, styles, mannerisms, etc.
a man whose primary romantic and sexual attraction is to other males; also used as an inclusive term encompassing gay men, lesbians, and people who identify as bisexual
a woman whose primary romantic and sexual attraction is to other females
men and women who have romantic and sexual attraction to both men and women
a broad term describing the state of a person's gender identity which does not necessarily match his/her given gender at birth
umbrella term used to embrace all the members of the LGBT community; including parents, children and other allies of the community
similar to heterosexual relationships in size /shape, diversity, structure, roles; more egalitarian but less stable
at least 40% of first marriages will end in divorce; 70% will remarry; 50% will re-divorce
the element of a marital relationship associated with parenting; weak alliance has a lack of support, and lack of support from partners; a strong alliance has strong support