6210 week 2 discussion | SOCW 6210 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment II | Walden University


Discussion – Week 2 Discussion 1

Discussion: Classification of Young and Middle Adulthood

When did you become an adult? Was it the day you turned 18, the day you graduated high school, or the day you moved out of your parents’ or caregivers’ home? The authors of your course text, Zastrow et al., use the term young adulthood for ages 18 to 30, and middle adulthood for ages 30 to 65.

Are these young and middle adulthood classifications useful? How do they compare to your own unique experience at these life stages? Indeed, your description of what it means to be an adult and how and when an adolescent transitions into adulthood may differ from that of Zastrow et al.—and from your colleagues.

For this Discussion, you analyze the author’s classifications of young and middle adulthood and consider how diversity might influence the common experience.

To Prepare:

  • Review the      assigned chapter of the course text, paying close attention to Zastrow et      al.’s classifications of young and middle adulthood. Reflect on your own      experiences in these time periods and consider the extent to which Zastrow      et al.’s description applies to you.

By Day 12/08/2021

Analyze Zastrow et al.’s classification of young and/or middle adulthood in the context of your own experience. How does the classification align with your own development during this time period? If your experience is different, why might this be? In particular, consider how the diverse aspects of your identity might impact your experience.


Zastrow, C. H., Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hessenauer, S. L. (2019). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th ed.). Cengage Learning.




Initial Posting: Content

14.85 (49.5%) – 16.5 (55%)

Initial posting thoroughly responds to all parts of the Discussion prompt. Posting demonstrates excellent understanding of the material presented in the Learning Resources, as well as ability to apply the material. Posting demonstrates exemplary critical thinking and reflection, as well as analysis of the weekly Learning Resources. Specific and relevant examples and evidence from at least two of the Learning Resources and other scholarly sources are used to substantiate the argument or viewpoint.

Readability of Postings

5.4 (18%) – 6 (20%)

Initial and response posts are clear and coherent. Few if any (less than 2) writing errors are made. Student writes with exemplary grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation to convey their message.

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