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From The CriticsReviewer: Thomas P. Guck, Ph.D. (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive presentation of the author's theory of development of the late teens through twenties based on his own research and reading of existing literature.
Purpose: The purpose is to contribute to the scholarship on emerging adulthood readable by professionals and nonprofessionals. The authors have accomplished this worthy objective.
Audience: This book is written for those emerging as adults and their parents. Clinicians and researchers in the fields of medicine, psychology, education, and business who deal with life cycle issues will find this an excellent book.
Features: In the opening chapter, the developmental stage of emerging adulthood is described. Subsequent chapters address issues such as parents, love, sex and marriage, college, work, and religion. The book is well organized and contains excellent notes and references.
Assessment: As a psychologist and parent of children in this age group, I found this book to be a scholarly and readable discussion of this important phase of life. It is a valuable resource for parents and anyone working with individuals who are emerging adults.