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Library guide for the SYA 4930 course.

What is Emerging Adulthood?

The term Emerging Adulthood was coined by psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett in a 2000 article in American Psychologist. This life stage is characterized by a prolonged period of independent role exploration during the late teens and twenties.

What Is It About 20-Somethings? New York Times article about Emerging Adulthood by Robin Marantz Henig.

More articles by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett about Emerging Adulthood. (IMPORTANT: If you are off campus, connect to the Virtual Private Network first!)

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Stand and Deliver. Math teacher Jaime Escalante inspires a class at an East Los Angeles high school to excel in math.

Race: The Power of an Illusion. Challenges the belief that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. What we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Click here for the companion website to the series.

Antwone Fisher. A troubled young sailor learns to deal with his traumatic childhood with the help of a Navy psychiatrist. Based on the memoir Finding Fish.

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books. Scholars and artists discuss some of the first Black superheroes in comics, including Black Panther and the Falcon, and how these characters were burdened by stereotypes about Black men. Watch a clip below:

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