In this assignment, you will examine your cultural values about developmental norms for young adults.
Cultural groups typically have clearly defined expectations for when certain social events should occur. Some of these expectations may be clearly stated, while other expectations are unspoken. Reflect on your own beliefs about when a young adult should achieve the following transitions into adulthood:
Moving into his or her own housing, separate from parents
Securing a stable career or obtaining formal education
Achieving financial independence
Getting involved in a serious romantic relationship
Getting married or cohabiting
Other transitions you consider important
What cultural values shape your beliefs? How would you know whether you have stepped outside a cultural norm with regard to the social clock? Does a specific developmental theory support your personal views of healthy development for a young adult?