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Featured Article: What is it About 20-Somethings?
This question pops up everywhere, underlying concerns
about “failure to launch” and “boomerang kids.”
The Science of Us, 4/14/17
‘In the earlier part of your 20s, ‘you’re forming a definite identity — a lot of identity play, a lot of trying out different versions of yourself to see who you really are...'
There are a number of possible reasons why Millennials are not buying homes. … ‘Millennials are a generation of what I call ‘adventure movers.’
Valley News, 4/10/17
‘Will The Millennials Ever Grow Up?’ ‘I’m happy to tell you the answer is yes,” began Arnett. ‘People were asking the same question 25 years ago about Generation X and they did grow up..."
More young adults live in their parents’ homes today than in 1940. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 34 percent of the nation’s millennials live in their childhood bedrooms...
Deseret News, 4/3/2017
… A group of college students planning a service trip may not rank high among young adult accomplishments, but this is a generation where for the first time in the modern era...
… A new book, The Millennial Mindset, aims to help us make sense of this generation and where it’s headed.
True Viral News, 3/29/2017
"It’s incredibly unfair to call Millennials narcissistic, or to say
they’re more so than previous generations,’ says Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.
...The Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults found that the top three markers for adulthood in this generation are...
Student loan debt is not the primary reason children "boomerang."
Arnett believes children move home for a variety of reasons.
‘I’ve been intentional about not saying my specific age,’ [Winnie K.] says. ‘You get rid of the preconceived notions.’ Her age puts her on the younger end of the generational spectrum known...
Overall, most neuroscientists agree that ‘there’s no magic age at
which the brain reaches adulthood,’ said Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.
“How does a young person choose a career? How do you make adult decisions when you don’t feel like one?" Robert Michael and Jeffrey Arnett tackle these questions.
When Jeffrey Jensen Arnett was starting out as a research psychologist,
he asked hundreds of people a simple question: ‘Do you feel like you've
Americans are now considered prime candidates for dating from age 14 or younger to close to 30 or older. That's about 15 years, or roughly a fifth of their lives....
As the need for education delays entry into adulthood, experts ask: Is
it time to redefine what 'growing up' means?
“Mike, we got bombed!” That’s what four-year-old Arthur Wesley remembers his mother screaming to his father on Sept. 11, 2001, as they watched television, and saw one plane, and then another...
I was eight months out of college and feeling pretty good about myself
when first confronted with the reality that I perhaps wasn’t as much of
an adult as I thought.
Today’s parents of young adults ‘were the young people of the famous generation gap of the ’60s and ’70s; they were complaining that their parents were so stuffy.
A study released last week by the Pew Research Center found that 32 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds now [live at home]
Knowing what we know, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to learn that there are more Millennial men living at home with their parents than living on their own with romantic partners.
Only two other U.S. cities are attracting more millennials moving in than Denver, according to a new report. …
'More than any generation before them, millennials have the freedom and flexibility to make moves in search of new experiences and opportunities,’ said Dr. Jeffrey Arnett.
At the age of 18, G. Stanley Hall left his home in the tiny village of Ashfield, Mass., for Williams College, just 35 miles away, with a goal to ‘do something and be something in the world.’
It seems distance does not make the heart grow fonder – especially if
you're between the ages of 18 and 35.
Wes Fillman chose a liberal arts college because he knew a great education would enhance his future. But he never could have imagined his early professional trajectory unfolding as it did.
Eight years after the Great Recession hit, entering the adult world of work remains a perilous transition for young people.
When Jeffrey Jensen Arnett was starting out as a research psychologist, he asked hundreds of people a simple question: ‘Do you feel like you've reached adulthood?’
“…But for all the young adults who are going through their 20s right
now, settling down and locking down a full-time job becomes less and
less plausible given the economy and changing American society.."
If you've achieved these three things, you can say you're an adult
Is there a point at which you stop physically developing, when you are officially an “adult” organism? That depends on what measure you choose.
A whopping 80% said it is more important than ever to get education or training beyond high school to find a good job.
Higher education isn’t just a goal for the vast majority of 20-somethings today – they believe it should also be a right, according to a new poll from Clark University.
MSN.com, Kathleen Burke, 8/25/2015
Change can be difficult, but for the millennial generation, the shift from student to working stiff is especially trying.
Students are arriving on campuses around the country as another academic year begins. What draws them there and what do they expect from their college educations?
The rise of emerging adulthood does not mean that young people today are defective, only that it takes longer to prepare for the workplace ...
Avoiding mistakes may just be part of why so many Millennials are investing...
People used to wait for the sound of “You’ve got mail." Nowadays, that’s too passÚ and slow.
Every society has its rites of passage, marking the transition from youth to adulthood.
Philadelphia News and Opinion, Sandy Hingston, 06/11/2015
Millennials will have fewer partners than boomers and Gen X' and half of all 20-somethings aren't getting any. No wonder they're so mad at my...
Market Watch, Charles Passy, 6/07/2015
At one time, a college education was more an option than an expectation. But these days, 65% of high school graduates go on to college, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Urban Health, 5/27/2015
You’re in your forties and you’ve been feeling blue, lately. Are you experiencing a midlife crisis? Here’s where you can find out
Bloomberg Business, Akane Otani, 05/21/2015
Young adults are increasingly getting bankrolled by their parents, yet rarely talk about it.
Psych Up (CoSozo radio), Suzanne Phillips, 5/17/2015
In this show, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel discuss their book Getting To 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Years.
You're comparing yourself to all your friends in relationships (all of your friends) thinking that will never be you.
A mature 29-year-old has a well-established identity.
TIME Magazine, Charlotte Alter, 5/8/2015
Today's young people just aren't as interested in notches on the
Huffington Post, 03/26/2015
The young, successful adult who chooses to still sleep in his parents’ basement is instead becoming increasingly more prevalent.
About Parenting, Sharon Greenthal, 03/26/2015
Boomerang kids are here to stay.
It's ok to stay on your parents' cell phone plan.
In Boston, young and unmarried is now the norm.
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