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Knight, R. Miller, J.M. (2017). Emerging Adulthood: A Developmental Phase: An Introduction to the Section. Psychoanal. St. Child, 70:5-7.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 70:5-7

Emerging Adulthood

Emerging Adulthood: A Developmental Phase: An Introduction to the Section

Rona Knight, Ph.D. and Jill M. Miller, Ph.D.

This paper introduces the readership of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child to the process of development from adolescence to adulthood. Historical and cultural changes that have occurred as the world has shifted from an industrial to a digital era have caused today’s youth to traverse development somewhat differently than previous generations. Neither adolescent nor adult, a new phase of development called emerging adulthood is now used to denote this in-between time of life. The papers in this section place emerging adulthood in a historical context and discuss the external and internal processes that contribute to, help, or hinder young people’s movement through this new developmental phase.

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