- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Introduction: Emerging Adulthood Theory and Research: Where We Are and Where We Should Go
- Emerging Adulthood: Developmental Stage, Theory, or Nonsense?
- Generational Perspectives on Emerging Adulthood: A Focus on Narcissism
- Emerging Adulthood Theory and Social Class
- How Gender Shapes Emerging Adulthood
- How Race and Ethnicity Shape Emerging Adulthood
- Cognitive Development in the Emerging Adult: The Emergence of Complex Cognitive Skills
- Emerging Adulthood Brain Development
- Social Cognitive Development in Emerging Adulthood
- Emerging Adulthood in the Context of Family
- Leaving Home: Antecedents, Consequences, and Cultural Patterns
- Closeness, Distance, and Rapprochement in Sibling Relationships
- Maturing and Aging Together: Emerging Adult Grandchildren–Grandparents Relationships
- Growing Up with a Little Help from their Friends in Emerging Adulthood
- The Challenge of Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood
- Casual Sexual Relationships and Experiences in Emerging Adulthood
- Contemporary Issues in Sexual Orientation and Identity Development in Emerging Adulthood
- On the Horizon: Marriage Timing, Beliefs, and Consequences in Emerging Adulthood
- Developing Self-Authorship in College to Navigate Emerging Adulthood
- School-to-Work Transitions in Emerging Adulthood
- Emerging Adults and Work: A Model of Phase-Adequate Engagement
- Media Uses in Emerging Adulthood
- Television Uses and Effects in Emerging Adulthood
- Selves in a World of Stories During Emerging Adulthood
- Identity in Emerging Adulthood: Reviewing the Field and Looking Forward
- “Adulthood” by Whose Definition?: The Complexity of Emerging Adults’ Conceptions of Adulthood
- Life Authorship in Emerging Adulthood
- Moral Development During Emerging Adulthood
- The Experience of Meaning-Making: The Role of Religiousness and Spirituality in Emerging Adults’ Lives
- Political Beliefs and Civic Engagement in Emerging Adulthood
- Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood
- Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood
- Crime and Punishment in Emerging Adulthood
- Aging Out of Foster Care in Emerging Adulthood
- Homeless Emerging Adults: A Developmental Perspective
- Positive Development and Resilience in Emerging Adulthood
Abstract and Keywords
Despite the tremendous growth in theory and research on emerging adulthood over the past decade, relatively little attention has been paid to the experiences of emerging adults from ethnic minority backgrounds. The purpose of this chapter is to fill this gap by conducting a conceptual review of the literature on race, ethnicity, and emerging adulthood. The authors begin with a discussion of conceptual issues, clarifying terms such as emerging adults, emerging adulthood, race, and ethnicity. The existing literature is reviewed pertaining to the five pillars of emerging adulthood: the age of instability, possibilities, self-focus, in-betweenness, and identity explorations. The chapter closes with a discussion of major challenges to conducting research on race, ethnicity, and emerging adulthood. Taken together, this review is intended to provide a broad overview of the state of knowledge and inspire future research.
Moin Syed is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research focuses broadly on identity development among ethnically-diverse youth and the implications of identity development for educational experiences.
Lauren L. Mitchell is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota.
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