Emerging Adults in America

Coming of Age in the 21st Century

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Jennifer Lynn Tanner

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 341

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Emerging Adults in America: Coming of Age in the 21st Century portrays the lives of young Americans between adolescence and young adulthood, a distinct developmental stage that editor Jeffrey Jensen Arnett describes as emerging adulthood. Over the past 40 years, the average age of marriage and parenthood has risen dramatically, and the years from the late teens through the mid-20s are no longer dedicated to settling into traditional adult roles. Instead, the focus has shifted to pursuing higher education, self-exploration, and shaping a future that best suits personal goals and desires. Along with coeditor Jennifer Lynn Tanner, Arnett has compiled a collection of chapters in this groundbreaking work that cover a range of topics from relationships with parents to views about love, sex, and marriage; from experiences in college to those in the work place; and from religious beliefs to beliefs about the concept of adulthood. This insightful book will be a valuable resource for developmental psychologists, therapists, and mental health practitioners who work with emerging adults and will appeal to young people and their families.

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

A Cultural Approach

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134006046

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 9990

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Help students understand how culture impacts development in adolescence and emerging adulthood Revel™ Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach helps students examine this dynamic and complex age period through the lens of culture. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett seeks to frame not only how students understand themselves, but how they understand others and how they think about the world around them. The text is distinguished by its emphasis on the period of “emerging adulthood” (ages 18–25), a term coined by the author and a growing area of study. The Sixth Edition includes the latest data as well as fresh content that ensures an up-to-date learning experience. Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Young Catholic America

Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church

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Author: Christian Smith,Kyle Longest,Jonathan Hill,Kari Christoffersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199341087

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Best Review at the Catholic Press Association Convention Studies of young American Catholics over the last three decades suggest a growing crisis in the Catholic Church: compared to their elders, young Catholics are looking to the Church less as they form their identities, and fewer of them can even explain what it means to be Catholic and why that matters. Young Catholic America, the latest book based on the groundbreaking National Study of Youth and Religion, explores a crucial stage in the life of Catholics. Drawing on in-depth surveys and interviews of Catholics and ex-Catholics ages 18 to 23--a demographic commonly known as early "emerging adulthood"--leading sociologist Christian Smith and his colleagues offer a wealth of insight into the wide variety of religious practices and beliefs among young Catholics today, the early influences and life-altering events that lead them to embrace the Church or abandon it, and how being Catholic affects them as they become full-fledged adults. Beyond its rich collection of statistical data, the book includes vivid case studies of individuals spanning a full decade, as well as insight into the twentieth-century events that helped to shape the Church and its members in America. An innovative contribution to what we know about religion in the United States and the evolving Catholic Church, Young Catholic America is the definitive source for anyone seeking to understand what it means to be young and Catholic in America today.

Souls in Transition

The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults

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Author: Christian Smith,Patricia Snell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199707492

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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How important is religion for young people in America today? What are the major influences on their developing spiritual lives? How do their religious beliefs and practices change as young people enter into adulthood? Christian Smith's Souls in Transition explores these questions and many others as it tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of emerging adults, ages 18 to 24, in the U.S. today. This is the much-anticipated follow-up study to the landmark book, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Based on candid interviews with thousands of young people tracked over a five-year period, Souls in Transition reveals how the religious practices of the teenagers portrayed in Soul Searching have been strengthened, challenged, and often changed as they have moved into adulthood. The book vividly describes as well the broader cultural world of today's emerging adults, how that culture shapes their religious outlooks, and what the consequences are for religious faith and practice in America more generally. Some of Smith's findings are surprising. Parents turn out to be the single most important influence on the religious outcomes in the lives of young adults. On the other hand, teenage participation in evangelization missions and youth groups does not predict a high level of religiosity just a few years later. Moreover, the common wisdom that religiosity declines sharply during the young adult years is shown to be greatly exaggerated. Painstakingly researched and filled with remarkable findings, Souls in Transition will be essential reading for youth ministers, pastors, parents, teachers and students at church-related schools, and anyone who wishes to know how religious practice is affected by the transition into adulthood in America today.

Emerging Adulthood

The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: OUP Us

ISBN: 0199929386

Category: Psychology

Page: 394

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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In his provocative work, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett has identified the period of emerging adulthood as distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Arnett's new paradigm has received a surge of scholarly attention due to his book that launched the field, Emerging Adulthood. On the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, the second edition of Emerging Adulthood fully updates and expands Arnett's findings and includes brand new chapters on media use, social class issues, and the distinctive problems of this life stage. In spite of the challenges they face, Arnett explains that emerging adults are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident while being wary, and optimistic in the face of large degrees of uncertainty. Merging stories from the lives of emerging adults themselves with decades of research, Arnett covers a wide range of topics, including love and sex, relationships with parents, experiences at college and work, and views of what it means to be an adult. He also refutes many of the negative stereotypes about emerging adults today, finding that they are not "lazy" but remarkably hard-working in most cases, and not "selfish" but rather concerned with making a contribution to improving the world. As the nature of American youth and the meaning of adulthood further evolve, Emerging Adulthood will continue to be essential reading for understanding the face of modern America.

The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199795614

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In an original paper published in 2000, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett identified this period, coining it "emerging adulthood," and he distinguished it from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. His new paradigm received a surge of scholarly attention after his first book on the topic launched the field, and both a flourishing society and journal developed to further expand this area of research. Studies and publications on emerging adulthood now abound, and the leading research has yet to be organized into a single handbook that covers the field. The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood is the first and only comprehensive compilation spanning the field of emerging adulthood. Expertly edited by Arnett, this Handbook 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.

Lost in Transition

The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

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Author: Christian Smith,Kari Christoffersen,Hilary Davidson,Patricia Snell Herzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199878250

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Life for emerging adults is vastly different today than it was for their counterparts even a generation ago. Young people are waiting longer to marry, to have children, and to choose a career direction. As a result, they enjoy more freedom, opportunities, and personal growth than ever before. But the transition to adulthood is also more complex, disjointed, and confusing. In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole. Rampant consumer capitalism, ongoing failures in education, hyper-individualism, postmodernist moral relativism, and other aspects of American culture are all contributing to the chaotic terrain that emerging adults must cross. Smith identifies five major problems facing very many young people today: confused moral reasoning, routine intoxication, materialistic life goals, regrettable sexual experiences, and disengagement from civic and political life. The trouble does not lie only with the emerging adults or their poor individual decisions but has much deeper roots in mainstream American culture--a culture which emerging adults have largely inherited rather than created. Older adults, Smith argues, must recognize that much of the responsibility for the pain and confusion young people face lies with them. Rejecting both sky-is-falling alarmism on the one hand and complacent disregard on the other, Smith suggests the need for what he calls "realistic concern"--and a reconsideration of our cultural priorities and practices--that will help emerging adults more skillfully engage unique challenges they face. Even-handed, engagingly written, and based on comprehensive research, Lost in Transition brings much needed attention to the darker side of the transition to adulthood.

Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood

A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry

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Author: David P. Setran,Chris A. Kiesling

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441242880

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The shift from adolescence to adulthood, a recently identified stage of life called "emerging adulthood," covers an increasing span of years in today's culture (roughly ages 18-30) due to later marriages and extended education. During this prolonged stage of exploration and self-definition, many young adults drift away from the church. Here two authors--both veteran teachers who are experienced in young adult and campus ministry--address this new and urgent field of study, offering a Christian perspective on what it means to be spiritually formed into adulthood. They provide a "practical theology" for emerging adult ministry and offer insight into the key developmental issues of this stage of life, including identity, intimacy and sexuality, morality, church involvement, spiritual formation, vocation, and mentoring. The book bridges the gap between academic and popular literature on emerging adulthood and offers concrete ways to facilitate spiritual formation among emerging adults.

Debating Emerging Adulthood

Stage Or Process?

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199757178

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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Two pairs of developmental psychologists take sides in a debate that is central to the concept of emerging adulthood. They argue that as young people around the world share demographic similarities, such as longer education and later marriage, the years between the ages 18 and 25 are best understood as entailing a new life stage.

Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood

Positive Development During the Third Decade of Life

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Author: Laura M. Padilla-Walker,Larry J. Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190260637

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

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Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood highlights the third decade of life as a time in which individuals have diverse opportunities for positive development. There is mounting evidence that this time period, at least for a significant majority, is a unique developmental period in which positive development is fostered. Dr. Lene Arnett Jensen highlights the importance of this work in an engaging foreword, and chapters are written by leading scholars in diverse disciplines who address various aspects of flourishing. They discuss multiple aspects of positive development including how young people flourish in key areas of emerging adulthood (e.g., identity, love, work, worldviews), the various unique opportunities afforded to young people to flourish, how flourishing might look different around the world, and how flourishing can occur in the face of challenge. Most chapters are accompanied by first-person essays written by a range of emerging adults who exemplify the aspect of flourishing denoted in that chapter and make note of how choices and experiences have helped them transition to adulthood. Taken together, this innovative collection provides rich evidence and examples of how young people are flourishing as a group and as individuals in a variety of settings and circumstances. This unique resource will be useful to students, faculty, professionals, clinicians, and university personnel who work with young adults or who study development during emerging adulthood.

Premarital Sex in America

How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying

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Author: Mark Regnerus,Jeremy Uecker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792832

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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The period of young adulthood, from ages 18 to 23, is popularly considered the most sexualized in life. But is it true? What do we really know about the sexual lives of young people today? Premarital Sex in America combines illuminating personal stories and comprehensive research surveys to provide the fullest portrait of heterosexuality among young adults ever produced. Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker draw upon a wealth of survey data as well as scores of in-depth interviews with young adults from around the country, both in and out of college. Digging underneath stereotypes and unexamined assumptions, the authors offer compelling--and often surprising--answers to such questions as: How do the emotional aspects of sexual relations differ between young men and women? What role do political orientations play in their sexual relations? How have online dating and social networking sites affected the relationships of emerging adults? Why are young people today waiting so much longer to marry? How prevalent are nontraditional forms of sex, and what do people think of them? To better understand what drives the sexual behaviors of emerging adults, Regnerus and Uecker pay special attention to two important concepts: sexual scripts, the unwritten and often unconscious rules that guide sexual behavior and attitudes; and sexual economics, a theory which suggests that the relative scarcity of men on college campuses contributes to the "hookup" culture by allowing men to diminish their level of commitment and thereby lower the "price" they have to "pay" for sex. For anyone wishing to understand how sexual relations between young adults have changed and are changing, Premarital Sex in America will serve as a touchstone for years to come.

Emerging and Young Adulthood

Multiple Perspectives, Diverse Narratives

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Author: Varda Konstam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387710337

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This volume reaches beyond facile "Gen X" and "quarterlife crisis" constructs to reveal the many diverse voices of young adults – their attitudes toward life, work, relationships, peers, and identities – and incorporates the diverse perspectives of parents and employers. It is a must-have resource for developmental, school, and counseling psychologists and therapists as well as for researchers and graduate-level students.

Human Development

A Cultural Approach

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Research Professor Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PH.D.,Lene Arnett Jensen

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134641348

Category:

Page: 816

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For courses in Lifespan Development Help students understand how culture impacts development -- and why it matters Human Development: A Cultural Approach leads students to examine all stages of development through the engaging lens of culture. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and new coauthor Lene Arnett Jensen integrate cross-cultural examples throughout the narrative to reveal the impact of cultural factors both in the US and around the world. The 3rd Edition includes thoroughly updated research and data for a learning experience that best prepares students to face challenges in our diverse and globalized world -- whether they travel the globe or remain in their hometowns. Human Development: A Cultural Approach, 3rd Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Readings on Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 293

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Addressing both the changes in the study of adolescent behavior and the changes in the nature of adolescent development in Western society, this informative collection of readings provides a comprehensive cross cultural perspective of adolescent development. Covering every aspect of adolescent development as it takes place in cultures worldwide and historically, this book takes a longer age range approach to emerging adulthood and provides a look at this pivotal developmental period extending into the early twenties. Essays analyze the changes in the study of adolescent development and changes in adolescent development from age ten to early twenties historically and around the world. For individuals interested in adolescent development.

Well-Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures

Novel Approaches and Findings from Europe, Asia, Africa and America

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Author: Radosveta Dimitrova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319683632

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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The current volume presents new empirical data on well-being of youth and emerging adults from a global international perspective. Its outstanding features are the focus on vast geographical regions (e.g., Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America), and on strengths and resources for optimal well-being. The international and multidisciplinary contributions address the complexities of young people’s life in a variety of cultural settings to explore how key developmental processes such as identity, religiosity and optimism, social networks, and social interaction in families and society at large promote optimal and successful adaptation. The volume draws on core theoretical models of human development to highlight the applicability of these frameworks to culturally diverse youth and emerging adults as well as universalities and cultural specifics in optimal outcomes. With its innovative and cutting-edge approaches to cultural, theoretical and methodological issues, the book offers up-to-date evidence and insights for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of cross-cultural psychology, developmental science, human development, sociology, and social work.

Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood

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Author: Frank D. Fincham,Ming Cui

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139492330

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Emerging adulthood - the period between the late teens and mid-twenties - is a unique and important developmental period during which people gain relationship experience before settling on someone to partner with. Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood presents a synthesis of research and theory on this topic. Leading scholars from demography, sociology, family studies, and psychology provide original data and theoretical analyses that address the formation, nature, and significance of romantic relationships in emerging adults. Until recently, it was assumed that romantic relationships in emerging adults were not particularly important or formative. The material presented allows this assumption to be thoroughly evaluated. This volume is intended to be a resource for anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships in emerging adulthood. It is especially appropriate for classroom use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of family sociology, human development and family studies, clinical and developmental psychology, and social work.

Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults

Life-Giving Rhythms for Spiritual Transformation

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Author: Richard R. Dunn,Jana L. Sundene

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830869751

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Between adolescence and adulthood is a new stage of life: emerging adulthood. Those in their twenties and early thirties find themselves in transition. This "provisional adulthood" is a time of identity exploration and instability in which one's vocation, purpose, relationships and spirituality are all being renegotiated. Many emerging adults lose sight of God and experience significant confusion and brokenness. Others unexpectedly reconnect with the Christian faith and seek deeper discipleship, yet lack helpful mentoring and direction. Veteran disciplemakers Rick Dunn and Jana Sundene offer concrete guidance for those who shepherd and care for emerging adults. Some traditional models of disciplemaking focus on a set curriculum to be transferred from the discipler to the disciplee. Dunn and Sundene instead emphasize relational rhythms of discernment, intentionality and reflection to meet emerging adults where they are at and then to walk with them further into the Christlife. Whether you're an older adult ministering to the next generation or a younger adult with a heart for your peers, this book is an accessible, hopeful guide for effective ministry to emerging adults.

When Will My Grown-up Kid Grow Up?

Loving and Understanding Your Emerging Adult

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Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Elizabeth Fishel

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761162410

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 293

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Helps parents of adult children understand the stage of development called "emerging adulthood" and explains how to lead young adults who are going through a period of self-focus and instability into successful adulthood.

Metalheads

Heavy Metal Music And Adolescent Alienation

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Author: Jeffrey Arnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429978618

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Big Questions, Worthy Dreams

Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith

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Author: Sharon Daloz Parks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118113861

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Praise for Big Questions,Worthy Dreams "The things at stake in this tenth anniversary edition are evenmore profound and urgent than they were the first time around. Thisis not a little story about young people. It is a big story abouthumanity and the persistent quest for meaning and purpose. . . .the key is mentorship, and the payoff should be big—for all ofus."—Richard A. Settersten Jr., coauthor, Not Quite Adults:Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and WhyIt's Good for Everyone "Scholarly, wise, elegant, and deeply insightful, this book is .. . for all who work with people in the awe and angst-filled yearsbetween 18 and 32. . . . Upcoming generations have fateful choicesto make that we need them to take up faithfully and fully awake.Parks, a master teacher, lights the way—theirs andours."—Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, WellesleyCollege; board chair, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard "No one who cares deeply about people in their twenties shouldbe without this book. In Sharon Daloz Parks's lyrical company welearn so much more about their biggest possibilities—and ourown." —Robert Kegan, author, In Over Our Heads; professor, HarvardGraduate School of Education "Parks's clear voice .... is simultaneously that of a scholar,clinician, ethicist, and priest—that of a rare and capablegeneralist who can nurture both teachers and students ... [and]reveal the architecture of the process by which we merge thequestions of ultimate reality with the immediate needs and dutiesof our generation."—Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain of theuniversity, Brown University " . . . [A] valuable resource for parents, professors,administrators, employers, and all others who care about emergingadults and want to see them thrive." —Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Clark University; author, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road fromthe Late Teens Through the Twenties