Books and Articles.
Dr. Arnett’s main area of scholarship is emerging adulthood, the age
period from the late teens to the mid-twenties. Dr. Arnett coined the
term and presented a theory of emerging adulthood in a widely-cited
article in American Psychologist in 2000.
SSEA Conference Debate
Interrogating Emerging Adulthood: Jeffrey Arnett in the Hot Seat
Moderator: Moin Syed
Panel: Dalal Katsiaficas, Monique Landberg, and Maria Wangqcist
Special Guest: Jeffrey Arnett
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Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood.
The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) is now open for
membership at ssea.org. Activities of the SSEA include hosting a
biennial conference, sponsoring a journal Emerging Adulthood, and
connecting scholars from around the world. For more information, see
of Emerging Adulthood.
The Clark University Polls offer insights into how emerging adults,
parents, and established adults view distinct developmental life stages,
identified by poll director and Clark Psychology Professor Jeffrey
Jensen Arnett, who coined the term "emerging adulthood."
Child Development, Adolescence, and Lifespan.
Dr. Arnett is the author of the popular textbooks Adolescence and
Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach (2010, Prentice Hall) and the
newly published, Human Development: A Cultural Approach (2011, Pearson
Encyclopedia of Adolescence.
Dr. Arnett is the Editor of two encyclopedias published in 2007: the
International Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Routledge) and the
Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media (Sage
Tobacco, Risk Behavior, Media, etc.
Since 1997, Dr. Arnett has served as an expert witness in over 20 cases
brought against the major tobacco companies, including the multi-state
attorneys general case that resulted in the largest civil settlement in
legal history in 1998. See
Expert Witness Testimony