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7th Conference on Emerging Adulthood

Thanks to all of you for a wonderful 7th Conference on Emerging Adulthood in Miami! We had 448 attendees - a new record - and many of you have told us that the posters, panel discussions, TED/PechaKucha talks, and discussion sessions were outstanding. We are extremely pleased with the conference and believe it was the best one that we have held so far.

We are now assembling photos, videos, and other materials from the conference events and will post them on the SSEA website as soon as we can. We will also be sending a post-conference survey to all attendees in the next couple of days.

This conference could not have happened without all of you. We very much appreciate your attendance and participation, and we look forward to seeing you again at our next conference in 2017!

Sincerely,

Seth J. Schwartz, SSEA President
Elizabeth M. Morgan, SSEA President-Elect
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, SSEA Executive Director

VIDEOS FROM THE 7TH CONFERENCE ON
EMERGING ADULTHOOD

Keynote Address: The Highs and Lows of Personality
Development in the Transition to Adulthood

Speaker: Brent W. Roberts, University of Illinois
Powerpoint Presentation Here

 


Presidential Address: Unanswered Questions about Emerging Adulthood: An Agenda for Moving the Field Forward
Speaker: Seth J. Schwartz, University of Miami
Powerpoint Presentation Here

Debate: Interrogating Emerging Adulthood: Jeffrey Arnett in the Hot Seat
Moderator: Moin Syed
Panel: Dalal Katsiaficas, Monique Landberg, and Maria Wangqcist
Special Guest: Jeffrey Arnett
https://vimeo.com/user22000730/review/143757336/bd78226ffd (password if needed: miamidebate)

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   Call for Papers: Special Edition, Romantic Dissolution in EA

Jerika C. Norona and Deborah P. Welsh (University of Tennessee) and Emerging Adulthood invite you to submit a paper for a special issue on romantic dissolution in emerging adulthood. This special issue of Emerging Adulthood will focus on the positive and negative aspects of romantic relationship dissolution and/or “on again, off again” romantic relationships in emerging adulthood. Manuscripts sought include those that contribute to our understanding of the process and outcomes (both positive and negative) of romantic relationship dissolution and the role of breakups in emerging adults’ larger individual and romantic trajectories. Please see here for the full announcement.

          Book Announcement: Oxford Handbook of EA

The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood, edited by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, is being released this month. This is the first and only comprehensive compilation spanning the field of emerging adulthood. It is comprised of cutting-edge chapters written by leading scholars in developmental psychology. Topics include theoretical perspectives and structural influences in the field; cognitive development during emerging adulthood; family, friendship, and romantic relationships; sexual identity and orientation; education and work; leisure and media use; mental health; religious and political beliefs; positive development; and substance abuse and crime, to name a few. Sure to be the definitive resource for researchers, scholars, and students studying emerging adulthood, this Handbook will pave the way for new scholarship in this expanding area of inquiry and serve as an excellent resource for the wider field of developmental psychology.

For more information about the book, please click here.

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“Arnett has produced a brilliant compilation of everything you want to know about the latest theory and research on emerging adults. He has skillfully assembled a first-rate group of scholars who provide clear and cogent accounts of what is known and set the stage for new directions of inquiry. This is a landmark resource for anyone interested in understanding how the period of emerging adulthood fits into the overall life course.”—Margie E. Lachman, PhD, Minnie and Harold L. Fierman Professor of Psychology and Director of the Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab, Brandeis University, and Editor of the Handbook of Midlife Development

“Ever since Professor Jeffrey Arnett introduced the concept of emerging adulthood in 2000, the scholarly study of this developmental stage has taken off in a way that few topics ever do. The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood is an impressive, timely, and necessary resource. It offers a depth and comprehensiveness that is rare in such a relatively new area of study. Scholars, both new and seasoned, will find a treasure trove of theory, findings, and applications in its pages.”—Bella DePaulo, PhD, author of How We Live Now and Singled Out

      OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK SERIES ON EA

Oxford University Press is sponsoring a book series on emerging adulthood
edited by Dr. Larry J. Nelson. This series provides a platform for an
in-depth, comprehensive examination into some of the key factors that seem
to be influencing young people as they enter into and progress through the
third decade of life and the multiple ways in which they may flourish or
flounder. The guidelines for author submissions can be found here. In
addition, Dr. Nelson (larry_nelson@byu.edu) is happy to discuss possible
book ideas prior to the proposal being formally submitted and to provide
additional details about the series and/or submission process. You can find
more information about this series here.

SSEA JOINS ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER NETWORK

SSEA has been invited to participate in a proposed Adolescent and Young Adult National Resource Center Network, which will focus on the mental and physical health needs of adolescents and emergent adults. Seth Schwartz, SSEA President-elect, will serve on the National Advisory Board for this network.

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM EMERGING ADULTHOOD

We have several exciting announcements to share regarding the
Emerging Adulthood Journal. First, two Assistant Editors have recently
joined the editorial team: Theo Klimstra (Tilburg University, The
Netherlands) and Marla Reese-Weber (Illinois State University, USA).
Second, Emerging Adulthood has been accepted for indexing in Scopus and
PsycINFO. Third, Emerging Adulthood is now also accepting brief reports.
Brief reports include preliminary findings, replications (or failure of
replication) of previous empirical findings in the literature, or empirical
findings that are not substantial enough to warrant a full report. Brief
reports are also well suited for findings that warrant timely
dissemination: Emerging Adulthood aims to turn brief reports around
within 2-3 weeks of submission. Although shorter than original manuscripts,
brief reports should still make a significant contribution to current
knowledge on development and adaptation from age 18 to 29. Brief reports
should be limited to 1500 words (main text) and a maximum of 15 references.
For more information visit here

Finally, we would like to share Emerging Adulthood’s impressive numbers
regarding website visits in 2014. During 2014, EA’s website had 28, 282
unique visitors (about 2,357 per month). There were 30,736 total downloads,
which is about 2,561 per month.

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Adulthood are published, please visit here

SSEA TOPIC NETWORKS

The goal of the Topic Networks is to bring together SSEA members who have common interests in a specific area of emerging adulthood research or practice. The activities of the Topic Networks will depend on the ideas of the members, but may include, for example, sharing draft manuscripts for comments and suggestions; collaborating on papers and grants; sharing best practices for direct work with emerging adults; letting members know about important recent articles; collaborating on symposia to submit to an SSEA conference; or working together to organize a preconference session.

For a listing of the Topic Networks, please click here. If you would like to join any of the Topic Networks, please contact the SSEA Coordinator, Lisa Gaudette, coordinator@ssea.org. You may join as many as you like. We also welcome your ideas for more Topic Networks. Please note that YOU MUST BE AN SSEA MEMBER to join a Topic Network.