The tasks associated with entering and negotiating adulthood, including identity development, are daunting. Emerging and young adults in an industrialized society such as the United States face a global environment that is fast-paced, increasingly complex, demanding, and ever-changing. The future is uncertain, and for some, replete with choices and possibilities. Rules are less clear and more contextual, and there is less institutional guidance pointing to clear developmental pathways. Hence, there is a need for greater individual maneuvering that requires a strategic approach in planning a life course (Cote, 2000; Moses, 1998).


Young Adulthood Identity Formation Identity Development Borderline Personality Disorder Communist Regime 
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