new developmental phase of emerging adulthood
Dr. Gilmore will be talking to you about a proposed new developmental phase, emerging adulthood. This is a topic of intense interest to researchers and social scientists, not to mention commentators like David Brooks, since the term came into fashion at the turn of the 21 st century. It concerns the undeniable fact that today’s 20-30 year olds experience an extended transition to adulthood in Western post-industrial societies: a “decade of wandering” (David Brooks 2007). What is responsible for this phenomenon? Will it recur?