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Early Adulthood: 20-40 years

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Clara Zee

on 24 February 2014

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Early Adulthood: 20-40 years
Physical Development
Frequently the most productive life stage
Physical development complete
Muscles and coordination are at its peak
Prime childbearing age-usually produces healthy babies
Mental Development
Continues throughout this stage
Many young adults continue additional education to establish progress in chosen career
Make many decisions and form many judgments
Deal with independence
Make career choices
Determine a lifestyle
Select a partner
Start a family
Establish values
Emotional Development
Preserving stability is established
Subjected to many stresses-careers, marriage, family, etc.
If strong, can cope
Find satisfaction in their achievements
Take responsibility for their actions
Learn to accept criticism and to profit from mistakes

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Erikson's Stage
Intimacy vs. Isolation
By: Clara, Sahiti, Sri
Social Development
Move away from peer group
Associate with others who have similar ambitions and interests, regardless of age
Create family of their own
Adapt to non-traditional roles
Major Question: Will I be loved or will I be alone?
In this stage, the most important events are love relationships. According to Erikson, no matter how successful you are with your work, you are not developmentally complete until you are capable of intimacy. An individual who has not developed a sense of identity usually will fear a committed relationship and may retreat into isolation.
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