This seminar explores the social dimensions of modern adulthood. In some cultures, rites of passage mark the onset of adulthood. What signifies adulthood in our culture? Students will investigate their own adult identity as well as cross-cultural adult identity. We will explore independence and social responsibility, as well as gender, family, ethnicity, and nationality.
In addition, circumstances that thrust youth into adulthood will be discussed. Preference given to junior and senior psych majors.