Publications and Related Readings


Arnett, J. J. (2000). Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. American Psychologist, 55, 469-480.

Buhl, H., & Lanz, M. (2007). Emerging adulthood in Europe: Common traits and variability across five European countries. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22, 439-443.

Côté, J., & Bynner, J. M. (2008). Changes in the transition to adulthood in the UK and Canada: The role of structure and agency in emerging adulthood. Journal of Youth Studies, 11, 251-268.

Hendry, L. B., Kloep, M. (2010). How universal is emerging adulthood? An empirical example. Journal of Youth Studies, 13, 169-179.

Jensen, L., & Arnett, J. J. (2012). Going global: New pathways for adolescents and emerging adults in a changing world. Journal of Social Issues, 68, 473-492.

Reifman, A., Arnett, J.J., & Colwell, M.J. (2007). Emerging adulthood: Theory, assessment, and application. Journal of Youth Development, 2.

Schwartz, S. J., Côté, J., & Arnett, J. J. (2005). Identity and Agency in Emerging Adulthood: Two Developmental Routes in the Individualization Process. Youth & Society, 37, 201-229.

Syed, M. & Seiffge-Krenke, I. (2013). Personality development from adolescence to emerging adulthood: Linking trajectories of ego development to the family context and identity formation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 371-384.


Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood by Frank D. Fincham, 2014

When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?: Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett Ph.D. and Elizabeth Fishel, 2013

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (5th Edition) by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, 2012

Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood Hardcover by Christian Smith, Kari Christoffersen, Hilary Davidson, Patricia Snell Herzog, 2011

Debating Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process? by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Marion Kloep, Leo B. Hendry and Jennifer L. Tanner, 2011

Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It's Good for Everyone by Richard Settersten & Barbara E. Ray, 2010

Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men by Michael Kimmel, 2009

On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy by Richard A. Settersten Jr., Frank F. Furstenberg and Ruben G. Rumbaut, 2008

Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood by Mike Stein, Emily R. Munro, Harriet Ward, 2008

Emerging and Young Adulthood: Multiple Perspectives, Diverse Narratives by Varda Konstam, 2007

Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties Paperback by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, 2006

Emerging Adults in America: Coming of Age in the 21st Century, Edited by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Jennifer Lynn Tanner, 2006

Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood Risks and Opportunities by Ann C. Crouter (Editor), Alan Booth (Editor), 2006

On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy by Richard A. Settersten Jr. (Editor), Frank F. Furstenberg Jr. (Editor), Ruben G. Rumbaut (Editor), 2005

Readings on Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, 2002

Arrested Adulthood: The Changing Nature of Maturity and Identity by James E Cote, 2000