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SPCL 7804 Human Development (Skinner): Session 13: Unit 5 – Emerging & Early Adulthood (cont.)

OER for Professor Jaye Skinner

Task List to Prepare for Class Session

Please complete the following PRIOR to our session:

  1. Complete the readings.
    • Text Ch. 7, pp.265-273
    • Maddux, J. E. & Kleiman, E
    • Hartung, P. J.
  1. 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?
  2. 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?