Young and Middle Adulthood

  • Emerging Adulthood

    Dr. Michaela Meyer interviews young adults about their identity development. College students talk about their personal and professional goals and their future. During the credits students introduce themselves as emerging adults. What are some reasons for the delay in identity achievement among todays young adults? Are you in favor of the term emerging adult? Why or why not? What effects…

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  • Personality Development in Early Adulthood

    This video is a class project for a developmental psychology class. Slides of the questions that were asked are shown, followed by clips of the interview subject answering. Do you think that the questions asked help you get a good idea of Bethanys personality, how it has developed, and how it will continue to develop?

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  • Intimacy vs. Isolation

    This clip is a short lecture on the intimacy versus isolation stage. Intimacy and isolation are described, as is the resolution of this stage. What are the different types of relationships that are described in the video? What are the consequences of isolation, according to the video?

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  • Fulfillment Theories: Lily Allen The Fear

    Lily Allen performs an acoustic version of her song The Fear on Q TV. She sings I want to be rich and I want lots of money, I dont care about clever I dont care about funny, but then follows with the chorus, When do you think it will all become clear? ‘Cause I’m being taken over by The Fear.…

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  • Shifting Gender Roles, Shared Parenting

    In this report from the Today Show, the shifting gender roles in American households are discussed. Amy and Marc Vachon discuss their theory of equally shared parenting they split all responsibilities, from making money to childcare, down the middle. They each work about 30 hours a week and have certain days a week that are marked as mommy or daddy…

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  • Dealing with the Office Bully

    Workplace Bully This piece from the Good Morning America radio show discusses the concept of workplace bullying both from boss to employee and between peers. The prevalence of bullying leads to the formation of the Workplace Bullying Institute. The video states that 70% of workplace bullies are women. Do you agree with the reasons that are given as to why…

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  • Role Conflict – Police Officer

    During Katrina, this New Orleans police officer was caught in a dilemma between police and family obligations. Although the officer at the end of the clip says it was a no-brainer as to the decision he made, he later in the interview indicates the adverse consequences of failing to fulfill his police role (e.g., constant feelings of regret, nightmares). Do…

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  • Personal Development as an Adult: Parenthood Movie Trailer

    The movie trailer for Parenthood shows an extended family whose members are at all stages of human development. While the grandparents and children feature heavily in the film, the movie is called Parenthood the focus is on the parents, in particular Steve Martins beleaguered father. How is his personal development as an adult affected by the development of those around…

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  • Sleeping Around (Co-Sleeping with your Kids)

    JuiceBoxJungle polls a number of parents and their perspective on co-sleeping. According to their poll, 88% of parents felt a sense of relief having their children in their bed. Not only do parents discuss the affect it has on their sleeping habits but also on their intimate behaviors and control over the children. What do you think about the clips…

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