Voices of Emerging and Young Adults: From the Professional to the Personal

Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)


Analysis of demographic as well as social behaviors suggests important changes with respect to emerging and young adults and the environmental contexts in which they reside. Interpersonal and social codes of behavior have been removed, with no clear rules for engagement in place. A vacuum exists, with many emerging and young adults experimenting in an environmental context characterized by “social chaos” (Straus, 2006, p. 134).


Young Adulthood Environmental Context Personal Life Brain Drain Commit Relationship 
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