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Early Adulthood (19-40)

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Marlon Pleitez

on 13 May 2013

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Marlon Pleitez
Jenna Wilson Early Adulthood
(19-40) Mental Development Social Development Mental development usually continues throughout this stage. Many young adults pursue additional education to establish and progress in chosen careers. Formal education continues for many years. The young adults often deals with independence, makes career choices, establishes lifestyle, selects a partner, starts family, and establishes values, all of which involve making decisions and forming judgements. Examples are making a career choice and pursuing it, starting a family, and continuing education. Emotional Development Usually involves presenting the stability established during previous stages. Young adults are subjected to many emotional stresses related to a career, marriage, family, and other similar situations. If emotional structure is strong most young adults can cope with worries. Many adults are capable of understanding their mistakes and learning from them. Happiness comes from achievements, taking responsibilities for actions, and learning to accept criticism. This means moving away from peer groups. Young adults tend to associate with others that have similar ambitions and interests, no matter what age. The young adult often becomes involved with a mate and has a family. They usually do not accent traditional sex roles and tend to adopt nontraditional roles. For example males fill positions such as nurses and secretaries while females enter administrative or construction positions. Physical Development It's the most productive life stage. The physical development is basically complete, muscles are well developed and strong, and motor coordination is at a peak. Both males and female sexual development is at peak. This is prime child bearing time and usually produces healthy babies. Diseases Affecting Young Adults The most common disease that affects common adults is cancer. Any type of cancer can affect a young adult, affecting their whole life. Whether it is fatal or not, cancer is one of the biggest diseases that affect young adults. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Physiological Safety Belonging - Love Self Esteem Self-Actualization Air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sleep. Basic survival needs in order to live. At this stage in life young adults have a job that pays for shelter, food, and drinks, and are capable of providing their own physiological needs. Protection from elements, security, order, law, limits, stability. Things that will keep humans safe. At this stage in life most young adults already have a job and are capable of providing their own safety and the safety of their peers if need. References http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs345/en/


Principles of Health Science Textbook Family, Work group, affection, relationships. Young adults are finding their groups of peers and potential love interests at this stage of life. It's not hard for them to find people to associate with, young adults tend to be friends with people that have common interests and find their sense of belonging there. Self-esteem, achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, managerial responsibility. At this stage of life many young adults are completing their dreams and achievements. They also know who they are as a person, which helps with their self esteem. Advancement in their job can give them status and more responsibility, which young adults take pride in. Realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences. At this stage of life young adults take the high road in life and aim to improve themselves to be better people. Young adults have the experience from their teenage years and already know what things not to do and have learned from their mistakes.
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