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Life After High School. College - How will you choose your school? - Do you have an intended major? - Do you have friends going to the same school? - What are your fears? Work Military Taking Time Off. College Roommates. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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AdulthoodIll know Im really an adult when..Ill Know Im really adult when.Adulthood depends on gaining maturity, knowledge, and social responsibility.Attaining adulthood is not simply a matter of chronological age or the legal rights that go with it, but a matter of maturing in ways that make one a happy, productive member of society.MaturityThe first step to becoming an adult is gaining maturity.What is maturity?Physical vs. Emotional MaturityHow can you tell if youre mature?MaturityPhysical Maturity:The state at which the physical body and all its organs are fully developed.

Physical Maturity will happen automatically.By late adolescence or the early 20s, most people will have achieved physical maturity.MaturityEmotional Maturity:The state at which the mental and emotional capabilities of an individual are fully developed. Many people will not become emotionally mature until after they mature physically.Examples:Achieving independence along with close relationshipsStrong personal identity/Self acceptanceStrong valuesFuture goalsWhy does it take longer for someone to mature emotionally?5Stages of LifeChildhood: Birth 12 years old

Early Adolescence: 13 - 15 years old

Late Adolescence: 16 - 19 years old

Early Adulthood: 20 - 40 years old

Middle Adulthood: 41 65 years old

Late Adulthood: 65+Developmental TasksA developmental task is something that needs to occur during a particular stage for a person to continue his or her growth toward becoming a healthy, mature adult.What developmental tasks have you accomplished during your childhood stage? Adolescence?Developmental Tasks of ChildhoodDevelop a conscienceLearn to communicateDevelop trustLearn creativityLearn initiativeLearn to walkSense of autonomyDevelopmental Tasks of AdolescenceAchieving emotional independence from parentsForm mature relationships with peersPreparing for adulthood-marriage, family life, and careerAccepting ones physiqueAcquiring a set of personal standards as a guide for behaviorDeveloping social intelligenceBeing able to cope with success and failureDevelop problem-solving skillsDevelopmental Tasks of AdolescencePlace a check next to the developmental tasks you have already accomplished.Circle the developmental tasks you have not achieved.On a separate piece of paper write down one adolescence developmental task you accomplished and explain how you know you accomplished this task.Write down one developmental task you have not achieved. When do you think you will achieve this task? What do you still need to accomplish to achieve this task?Developmental Tasks of AdulthoodAn individual needs to satisfy well-defined developmental tasks of adulthood in order to reach emotional maturity.These developmental tasks take longer to achieve because they consist of learning and gaining insight and experience.There are 4 major developmental tasks of adulthood.Developmental Tasks of AdulthoodThese Developmental Tasks include:Individual Identity/Personal IndependenceIntimate RelationshipsPlace in SocietyOccupational Role

Establishing an Individual Identity & Personal IndependenceHaving individual identity and being self sufficient

Self-Actualization: developing ones capabilities to the fullest; striving to become the best that you can be. (Goals that motivate and inspire you)

What are the first steps most young adults take to achieve self-actualization?Establishing a Place in SocietyDetermining where and how a person fits into society.

Examples:Political views Religious views Social ResponsibilityEstablishing Intimate RelationshipsBuilding close relationships with people, while still maintaining a sense of self.

Emotional Intimacy: the ability to experience a caring, loving relationship with another person, sharing your innermost feelings.

Marriage vs. Life-long partner vs. SingleHow is the ability to maintain an adult relationship established?Establishing an Occupational RoleFinding a career (Career vs. Job)

How will you make this choice?

How will you prepare?- Education, on the job training, internships, etc.

Money or Happiness?

Somewhere inside we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of who we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow. Pat Tillman Writing PromptPart One: Life is full of crossroads and big decisionsif you were given these two choices which would you opt for? Choose one and briefly explain why.

Option AJoin the Army Rangers during a time of war, exposing yourself to rigorous training, hazardous conditions, and an unknown environment that is susceptible to death.

Option BSign a 3-year contract for 3.6 million dollars to continue to pursue a passion that has been part of your entire life.

Part Two: Pat Tillman chose Patriotism over a Paycheck

What would motivate an individual to choose A?! Try to think of one descriptive word that would justify his decision. Explain.

How does this decision made by Pat Tillman relate to any of the developmental task of adulthood? Choose one or two and briefly explain why.

Do NowWrite down 4 specific developmental tasks for each stage of lifeChildhoodAdolescenceAdulthoodStages of LifeChildhood: Birth 12 years old

Early Adolescence: 13 - 15 years old

Late Adolescence: 16 - 19 years old

Early Adulthood: 20 - 40 years old

Middle Adulthood: 41 65 years old

Late Adulthood: 65+Middle AdulthoodTransitions: critical changes that occur at all stages of life.Graduating from high school and going out to make your place in this world college, military, job, etc.

Middle Adulthood Transition = Generativity: a shift of attention away from one-self to concerns for future generations.Physical TransitionsAround age 40, adults show physical signs of aging.- wrinkles- dry skin- decline of hearing/eyesight - gray hair/thinning of hair- muscle loss - menopause (females)Mental & Emotional TransitionsMost often people look back at what they accomplished in their life


Mid-Life CrisisSocial TransitionsDeath of parentsAdaptation to children leaving home to establish independence

Empty-Nest Syndrome: feelings of despair or loneliness that accompany children leaving home and entering adulthood.

Late AdulthoodFinal Stage of Development

Typically accompanied by retirement from the workforce (as early as age 50 or well into ones eighties)

Typically free from pressures and daily responsibilities Physical ChangesAge spotsSkin loses elasticityFunctioning of bodys organs slowsImmune system becomes less effective

Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Alzheimers

Emotional & Social ChangesIntegrity: a feeling of wholeness and contentment.

Family and close social relationships, religion, and integrity allow older individuals to enjoy the life they have left and accept the approach of death.DO NOW.. (9/9) What is the difference between emotional and physical maturity?What are the stages of life and the ages for each stage?What is a developmental task?What do you think happens if an individual does not reach the developmental tasks at each stage of life?