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SPCL 7804 Human Development: Session 13: Unit 5 – Emerging & Early Adulthood, continued

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7804 course.


Please complete the following PRIOR to our Session 13:

1. Complete the readings.

Text Ch. 7, pp.265-273 (Library linkPDF link)

Maddux & Kleiman (direct link)

Hartung (direct link, must be logged in to Library)

2. Self-Reflect.

  • Consider your cognitive abilities as an adult. Where are you now? Formal or postformal thought?
  • What is your level of self-efficacy?
  • Consider your own career development. How does Super’s theory apply to you personally?

3. Review for Quiz#13.

The 5-question multiple-choice quiz will be on the assigned readings.


In this session we discuss cognitive processes in emerging and early adulthood, particularly formal and postformal thought and self-efficacy. We will also explore career development, specifically, Super’s life-span theory. We will begin with a quiz on the assigned readings and then discuss the material and engage in application activities.

APPLICATION ACTIVITY: Exploring Holland’s Career Test

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  • Read your profile. Which letters came up for you from RIASEC?