Dec 05, · A common misconception about human growth and development is that it stops when you become an adult. While some individuals will stop growing before age 18, many people, particularly men, continue to grow physically well into their mids. Early (young) Adulthood •Begins when adolescence reaches maximum height •Girls –age 20 yr •Boys – age 22 yr •Lasts until age 40 yr Middle Adulthood •Ages yrs Late (old) Adulthood •Age 60 until deathFile Size: 1MB.
According to him, there are very specific stages of social development that an individual goes through in his transition from an adolescent to a young adult, a middle-aged adult, and then an old adult. Adolescence (12 – 18 years) Fidelity: Identity vs. . Late adulthood (old age) is generally considered to begin at about age Erik Erikson suggests that at this time it is important to find meaning and satisfaction in life rather than to become bitter and disillusioned, that is, to resolve the conflict of integrity vs. despair. It has been estimated that by the year , Americans over 65 will make up 20% of the population.
Jan 14, · The final age bracket in this series will examine the older teens: to year-olds, who much prefer to be called “young adults.” This is the age where physically the growth and development has slowed, but socially and emotionally they are transitioning from what has been somewhat of a routine and protective environment to the unknown.