Emerging adulthood psychosocial development

Emerging adulthood psychosocial development

Students Name

University Affiliation


Instructors Name


My view concerning how adolescence has changed through time is that people begin to understand what they want in life, and thus, make choices that favor them. Our general view concerning the change of adolescence is that it is a transitional period between childhood and adulthood. From the characters in the TV show, adolescence has changed tremendously through the change in the environment and the presence of social media. Adolescents start copying what they see online and chatting with their social groups Emerging adulthood psychosocial development.

The features of emerging adulthood are visible in the TV show. Eric is in the self-focused stage of emerging adulthood, where he begins to be independent. He chooses to go out with a girl she had asked out instead of going to watch the game with his brother Cory. Considerably, in this stage, teenagers begin to make crucial decisions that affect their lives, as noted by Arnett & Mitra (2018).Emerging adulthood psychosocial development For example, Eric decides to go out with a girl because he understands more about love. In contrast, Cory fails to know why Eric has bailed out on him and agreed to go to the girl to watch the game instead of his brother, a concept that is later explained to Cory by his mother.

Adolescents face a lot of challenges today. The common problem is body image as well as self-esteem. Due to the presence of social media, teenagers try to share pictures that are ideal and “cool” so that they are not body-shamed or bullied, which affects their self-esteem (Helseth et al., 2016).Emerging adulthood psychosocial development These challenges are similar in today’s society irrespective of geographical location since everyone is trying to look good and pretty so that their social groups can accept them. These challenges differ from the past in that there was no advanced technology such as social media to bully people online concerning their bodies, which changes their self-esteem adversely.


Arnett, J. J., & Mitra, D. (2018). Are the features of emerging adulthood developmentally distinctive? A comparison of ages 18–60 in the United States. Emerging Adulthood, 2167696818810073.

Helseth, S., Abebe, D. S., & Andenæs, R. (2016). Mental health problems among individuals with persistent health challenges from adolescence to young adulthood: a population-based longitudinal study in Norway. BMC public health, 16(1), 983. Emerging adulthood psychosocial development