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           Understanding Emerging Adulthood in Cultural
                         and Socio-Political Contexts

              
              The 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood
                  October 10-12, 2019, Toronto, Canada

We are excited to announce that the 9th biennial SSEA conference will be held in Toronto at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel from October 10-12th, 2019. The goal of the conference is to bring together a multidisciplinary and internationally diverse network of scholars to advance the study of emerging adulthood (age range 18-29). The 2019 conference theme is "Understanding Emerging Adulthood in Cultural and Socio-Political Contexts."

Placing the theory of Emerging Adulthood into socio-political contexts across cultures, we see the emergence of multiple “emerging adulthood(s)” across the globe (Arnett, 2011). There is great variation in how this period of life is navigated with multiple pathways that differ for diverse youth within and across cultures. With cultural and socio-political climates impacting the lives of emerging adults in profound ways, this conference will bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the study of emerging adulthood to explicitly examine the ways power, privilege, marginalization and oppression operate in the lives of emerging adults. Please look for updates on the conference website.

             Call for SSEA Thematic Conference Proposals (CLOSED)

The Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) call for proposals for a conference on a specified theme, to be held in 2020 or 2022 is currently closed. If you'd like to still submit a proposal, please contact SSEA President-Elect Larry Nelson, larry_nelson@byu.edu. Questions and inquiries should also be directed to Dr. Nelson.

The main biennial SSEA meetings are held in odd-numbered years, with the next one to be held in Toronto on October 10-12, 2019. The first thematic conference, on Self and Identity Development in Emerging Adulthood, was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in April, 2018 and was highly successful (see http://ssea.org/conference/Identity/index.htm for a summary). Consequently, SSEA will offer another thematic conference in 2020 and/or in 2022.

Proposals for a 2020 or 2022 thematic conference are limited to 1500 words and should address the following issues:
• The theme of the conference, and why it is important and timely for SSEA members
• Where the conference would be held, and why that would be a good location
• When the conference would be held (e.g., spring or fall 2020 or 2022), and why that timing would work well
• A proposed dissemination strategy to be used to invite submissions, announce the conference, and increase attendance
• A budget plan
• A brief biography of the main organizers of the conference and their backgrounds and experience

IMPORTANT LINKS

PRESIDENT'S BLOG PAGE

SEXUALITY BLOG PAGE

STUDY ABROAD BLOG PAGE

SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE BLOG PAGE

PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION BLOG PAGE

ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS BLOG PAGE

WORK AND CAREER BLOG PAGE

PARENTS AND FAMILY BLOG PAGE

MENTAL HEALTH BLOG PAGE

                        Springer Book on Well-Being

Well-Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures. Novel Approaches and Findings from Europe, Asia, Africa and America

Editor: Dimitrova, Radosveta (Ed.)
http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319683621

The current volume presents new empirical data on well-being of youth and emerging adults from a global international perspective. Its outstanding features are the focus on vast geographical regions (e.g., Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America), and on strengths and resources for optimal well-being. The international and multidisciplinary contributions address the complexities of young people's life in a variety of cultural settings to explore how key developmental processes such as identity, religiosity and optimism, social networks, and social interaction in families and society at large promote optimal and successful adaptation. The volume draws on core theoretical models of human development to highlight the applicability of these frameworks to culturally diverse youth and emerging adults as well as universalities and cultural specifics in optimal outcomes. With its innovative and cutting-edge approaches to cultural, theoretical and methodological issues, the book offers up-to-date evidence and insights for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of cross-cultural psychology, developmental science, human development, sociology, and social work.

      OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BOOK SERIES ON EA

Oxford University Press is sponsoring a book series on emerging adulthood
edited by Dr. Larry J. Nelson. This series provides a platform for an
in-depth, comprehensive examination into some of the key factors that seem
to be influencing young people as they enter into and progress through the
third decade of life and the multiple ways in which they may flourish or
flounder. The guidelines for author submissions can be found here. In
addition, Dr. Nelson (larry_nelson@byu.edu) is happy to discuss possible
book ideas prior to the proposal being formally submitted and to provide
additional details about the series and/or submission process. You can find
more information about this series here.