Young Adulthood (Ages 20–40)

  • Calvin A. Colarusso
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Although perhaps not exclusive to it, certain experiential and biological phenomena characterize young adulthood. For example, it is the time when most individuals in Western culture leave home, begin careers, marry, and become parents. However, the shift from physical progression to retrogression, from growth to aging, is one biological phenomenon unique to this phase.


Young Adulthood Developmental Task Middle Adulthood Sexual Inhibition Life Script 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Calvin A. Colarusso
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  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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