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This edition: Early Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

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Episode Details

This lesson focuses on psychosocial development in early adulthood. As they mature, young adults become less focused on themselves and more focused on intimate relationships. This lesson deals with psychosocial development in early adulthood, exploring intimacy and generativity—two psychological tasks that Erik Erikson described as central to adults. Adulthood is a period when many people seek out a love interest and perhaps form a family. Many also express generativity— giving back to society through work by serving as a mentor and leader, or leaving a legacy for the future by parenting and educating the next generation. The video lesson also covers topics such as marital equity, communication, and the rise of dual-earner families.