San Diego, California, 2023

San Diego landscape

Beautiful San Diego, CA, was home of SSEA’s 11th conference on emerging adulthood.

Presidential Lecture, Dr. Byron G. Adams

Byron G. Adams is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist from Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Psychology from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Keynote, Dr. Alan Reifman

Alan Reifman, professor at Texas Tech University, and colleagues have developed a measure called the Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA), which assesses exploration, taking responsibility for oneself, and other processes of the transition to adulthood. The IDEA has been cited nearly 100 times and translated into several languages. Beyond the IDEA, Dr. Reifman studies emerging-adult behavior in domains such as romantic relationships, relations with parents, substance use, and political activity.

Master Lectures, Invited Symposium

Elizabeth M. Morgan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Springfield College in Massachusetts.  Her research is on adolescent and emerging adult sexual development, with a primary focus on sexual identity formation.

Conference Committee

Meredith Hope, Conference Co-Chair
Alan Meca, Conference Co-Chair
Nicole Watkins
Shagufa Kapedia
Erin Barker
Sam McKay
Shannon Claxton
Itzel Eguiluz
Julia Sorensen