For generations, emerging adults have struggled for independence and acceptance. The continual striving for identity development creates tensions for individuals as they work to define their place in the greater society. Labels are often placed upon the group by other generations creating bias and misunderstanding. This session will highlight the identity development of emerging adults from a wellness model and introduce normative mental health concepts and highlight potential intervention needs.
Participants will become familiar with the developing concepts of millennials and emerging adults.
Participants will be able to define identity development.
Participants will become familiar with the developing concepts of intersectionality.
University of North Carolina