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7th Conference on Emerging Adulthood

Greetings!
I am thrilled to announce that the arrangements for our 2015 SSEA conference in Miami have been finalized. The conference will be held at the Biscayne Bay Marriott, which is right next to the water, on beautiful Biscayne Bay about 10 minutes north of downtown Miami. The area around the hotel has lots of excellent restaurants and nice places to walk and shop. The hotel is also about 2 miles (3 km) from the exciting South Beach area and has a complimentary shuttle to and from South Beach. There is also a water taxi that can take you to some of the islands that are accessible only by boat. There are buses and trains that can take you anywhere in the downtown area within just a few minutes. We will be very close to the action this time. And the average daytime temperature in Miami in mid-October is 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Centigrade).

The conference will be held between Wednesday, October 14th, and Friday, October 16th, 2015. Moin Syed from the University of Minnesota and Elisabetta Crocetti from Utrecht University will be your conference committee chair and co-chair for the next meeting. I will be your conference host (as well as president-elect).


If you have any questions or concerns about the Miami area, including flight arrangements, please let me know.

I am so excited about the conference and about seeing all of you here in Miami next year!

Seth J. Schwartz, President-Elect
SSchwartz@med.miami.edu

 

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 IDENTITY TOPIC NETWORK PRE-CONFERENCE  WORKSHOP

The Identity Topic Network announces a pre-conference to the 7th SSEA Conference, to be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 12 – 5pm in Miami, Florida. The agenda is to share lunch together, and have a discussion about the 1) various perspectives on identity development, 2) methodological issues and 3) what participants would like from the topic network. We invite the range of potential participants – from those interested in becoming involved in the study of identity development to senior scholars. We will have time for mingling and discussion throughout the pre-conference, and we anticipate that this will be a thought-provoking afternoon.

Confirmed speakers are: Maria Wngqvist, Moin Syed, Elisabetta Crocetti,Theo Klimstra, Jennifer Lilgendahl, and Joe Schwab.

Please check the SSEA website for registration details                   (http://www.ssea.org),which will be coming soon. Any questions can be directed to the co-chairs, Kate McLean or
Johanna Carlsson

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK SERIES ON EMERGING ADULTHOOD

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 2015 CONFERENCE REPORT

SSEA 2015, the 7th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, is only six months away. Many of the important details are now in place, and the conference promises to be an exciting and thought-provoking event. You can find more information on the 2015 Conference Report 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.

If you would like to sign up to receive alerts when new issues of Emerging
Adulthood are published, please visit here.

ANNOUNCING THE 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.

If you would like to join any of the Topic Networks below, please contact the SSEA Coordinator, Megan Patterson, 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.

Topic Networks Chair Affiliation Emerging Scholar Co-Chair Affiliation
Identity Issues Kate McLean Western Washington U. Johanna Carlsson Gothenburg University, Sweden
Parents and Family Laura Walker Brigham Young University Evie Kins Ghent University, Belgium
Mental Health Jennifer Tanner Rutgers University Yesel Yoon U. Mass. Amherst
Work and Career Anne Marshall University of Victoria, Canada Tammy Halstead Franklin & Marshall College
Study Abroad Janice Abarbanel N/A Linn Friedrichs Free University Berlin/New York University
Media Uses Adriana Manago Western Washington U. Sarah Coyne Brigham Young University
Substance Use and Abuse Judy Andrews Oregon Research Institute Erika Westling Oregon Research Institute
Sexuality Eva Lefkowitz Penn State University Shannon Claxton Kent State University
Europe Rita Zukauskiene Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania Goda Kaniusonyte Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
South America Alicia Facio Natl Universithy of Entre Rios Luciana Thome Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Africa Gail Ferguson U. of Illinois Byron Adams Tilburg University, Netherlands; University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Asia Xianxing Duan Chinese University of Mining and Technology Tomo Umemura Tomas Masaryk University, Czech Republic
United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand Oliver Robinson Greenwich University Cathy Finnis Kent University
Moral Development Lene Jensen Clark University N/A N/A
Romantic Relationships Jennifer Connolly York University, Canada Rongqin Yu Utrecht University, Netherlands
Aging Out of Care Johanna Greeson University of Pennsylvania Allison Thompson University of Pennsylvania
Friendships Meliksah Demir Northern Arizona University Aya zen TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey
Prevention and Intervention Michael Cleveland Penn State University Ina Koning Utrecht University, Netherlands