Discussion 1: Defining Adulthood
4-5 paragraphs. How cultures define adulthood vary dramatically. For some, adulthood may be religious celebration milestones and for others it may be based on a physical change or event. In still others, it may be based on legal factors such as, chronological age or marital status.
For this Discussion, you will explore cultures and factors that establish adulthood. Also, you will examine the value and limitations of utilizing indicators to define adulthood.
From your Learning Resources, select two cultures in relation to one factor that may mark adulthood.
Search the Internet and/or the Walden University Library to select an additional scholarly article related to at least one of the two cultures and the one additional factor that mark adulthood to support your Discussion post.
Post, describing the two cultures in relation to the one factor you selected that may mark adulthood. Next, explain one potential value and one potential limitation related to the factor that define adulthood in both cultures you selected.
Note: Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations.
Read your colleagues’ postings.
2-3 paragraphs Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts and explain one additional value and one additional limitation to the factor they presented.
Note:Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources. Use proper APA format and citations.
Hollis-Sawyer, L., & Dykema-Engblade, A. (2016). Diversity among older women. In L. Hollis-Sawyer & A. Dykema-Engblade, Women and positive aging: An international perspective (pp. 146-166). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
Janike, B. R., & Traphagen, J. W. (2009). Transforming the cultural scripts for aging and eldercare in Japan. In J.
Sokolovsky, (Ed.), The cultural context of aging: Worldwide perspectives (3rd ed., pp. 240–258). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Norwood, F. (2013). A window into Dutch life and death: Euthanasia and end-of-life in the public-private space of home. In C. Lynch, & J. Danely, (Eds.), Transitions and transformations: Cultural perspectives on aging and the life course. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.
Gire, J. (2014). How death imitates life: Cultural influences on conceptions of death and dying. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 6(2), pp.1–22.
Jensen, L. A., & Arnett, J. J. (2012). Going global: New pathways for adolescents and emerging adults in a changing world. Journal of Social Issues, 68(3), 473–492.
Patton, G. C., Sawyer, S. M., Santelli, J. S., Ross, D. A., Afifi, R., Allen, N. B., …. Viner, R. M. (2016, June 11). Our future: A Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing. The Lancet,387(10036), 2423–2478. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00579-1
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