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Discussion 1: Defining Adulthood
How cultures define adulthood vary dramatically. For some, adulthood may be religious celebration milestones and for others it may be based on a physical change or event. In still others, it may be based on legal factors such as, chronological age or marital status.
For this Discussion, you will explore cultures and factors that establish adulthood. Also, you will examine the value and limitations of utilizing indicators to define adulthood.
- From your Learning Resources, select two cultures in relation to one factor that may mark adulthood.
- Search the Internet and/or the Walden University Library to select an additional scholarly article related to at least one of the two cultures and the one additional factor that mark adulthood to support your Discussion post.
Post, describing the two cultures in relation to the one factor you selected that may mark adulthood. Next, explain one potential value and one potential limitation related to the factor that define adulthood in both cultures you selected.
Patton, G. C., Sawyer, S. M., Santelli, J. S., Ross, D. A., Afifi, R., Allen, N. B., …. Viner, R. M. (2016, June 11). Our future: A Lancetcommission on adolescent health and wellbeing. The Lancet, 2423–2478.
Credit Line: Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing by Patton, G.C., Sawyer, S.M., Santelli, J.S., Ross, D.A., Afifi, R., Allen, N.B., in The Lancet, Vol. 387/Issue 10036. Copyright 2016 by Lancet Publishing Group. Reprinted by permission of Lancet Publishing Group via the Copyright Clearance Center
Credit Line: Gire, J. (2014). How Death Imitates Life: Cultural Influences on Conceptions of Death and Dying. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.9707/2307-0919.1120. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Hollis-Sawyer, L., & Dykema-Engblade, A. (2016). Diversity among older women. In L. Hollis-Sawyer & A. Dykema-Engblade, Women and positive aging: An international perspective (pp. 146–166). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
Chapter 8: Diversity Among Older WomenCredit Line: Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective by Hollis-Sawyer, L.; Dykema-Engbalade, A. Copyright 2016 by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Janike, B. R., & Traphagen, J. W. (2009). Transforming the cultural scripts for aging and eldercare in Japan. In J. Sokolovsky, (Ed.), The cultural context of aging: Worldwide perspectives (3rd ed., pp. 240–258). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Chapter 17: Transforming the Cultural Scripts for Aging and Eldercare in JapanCredit Line: The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, 3rd Edition by Janike, B.; Traphagen, J. Copyright 2009 by Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Norwood, F. (2013). A window into Dutch life and death: Euthanasia and end-of-life in the public-private space of home. In C. Lynch, & J. Danely, (Eds.), Transitions and transformations: Cultural perspectives on aging and the life course. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.
Chapter 6: A Window into Dutch Life and Death: Euthanasia and End-of-Life in the Public-Private Space of HomeCredit Line: Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course, by Lynch, C.; Danely, C. (eds). Copyright 2013 by