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The main characteristics of a person during early adulthood

The development of cognitive mental processes during early adulthood (20 - 40 years) is uneven heterochronous. So, the development of psychophysiological functions continues at the initial stage of early adulthood and reaches its optimum by 25 years. Then the development of sensory-perceptual characteristics stabilizes and persists until the age of 40. At the same time, the development of higher mental processes, or intellectual characteristics, continues throughout the entire period of early adulthood. Moreover, with the cessation of the development of psychophysiological functions at the turn of 25 years, intellectual development does not stop, but lasts for many more years. It should be noted that the intellectual development of a person who has reached early adulthood takes place in close interaction with the formation or transformation of his personality, and is also largely individual in nature, that is, an adult is able to independently control the course of his intellectual development and achieve heights professional skill and creativity.

The development of the affective sphere takes place against the background of solving the main problems of early adulthood - achieving identity and closeness. Intimacy is the basis of love. Love consists of emotions such as interest - excitement and pleasure - joy. Often, love can accompany a feeling of jealousy, which can be expressed by emotions of anger, sadness, anger, etc. During early adulthood, a person experiences a new set of emotions: emotions of parental relationships, which include: joy from communication with a child, a sense of attachment and mutual trust, sensitivity to the needs of the child, a sense of interest in the child and admiration for him. One of the characteristics of motherhood and motherly love is emotional accessibility, a willingness to give your child your warmth, your tenderness, and subsequently understanding, support, approval. In general, the emotional sphere of a person at this age is already formed and stable.

A young man entering adulthood faces the need to choose and solve many problems, among which the most important are marriage, childbirth and choosing a professional path. It is these events that require the adoption of special decisions, in line with which previously developed views are supported, expanded or undermined, and new motives for behavior are formed.

The desire to conclude a marital union may be due to at least five main motives.
These are love, spiritual intimacy, material calculation, psychological correspondence and moral considerations. The unity of the first two motives determines the tendency of long-term preservation of successful marriage.

The most significant motives for choosing a profession are practical considerations, parental attitudes, a desire to realize one’s abilities, interest in a profession, its prestige, and orientation toward an established system of values ​​that can change with age.

By the age of 30, more practical values ​​come to replace the romantically colored values. External factors of labor motivation in the form of wages and material incentives come to the fore. A person realistically assesses his capabilities, adjusts his life goals and level of claims.

Many self-ideas that form the "I-concept" during the growing up period continue to be enriched by the experience of active self-manifestation: a sexual partner, spouse, parent, professional, citizen.

In accordance with the perception of their physical characteristics, awareness of their psychological age, professional orientations and basic personal and social attitudes, neoplasms that reflect the level of maturity of a person are included in a holistic "I - concept".

In early adulthood, human behavior is associated with the development of professional activity and self-improvement in it, creating your own family, raising children, as well as spending free time and leisure activities that allow you to realize the unrealized potential of a person. Each sphere of human activity is characterized by a specific nature of activity and communication: work - the social usefulness of the activity, family - the concentration and diversity of interpersonal relationships, leisure - the realization of personal potential.

It should be noted that the leading factor in development during early adulthood is labor activity, and the main tasks of age are professional self-determination and family formation.
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The main characteristics of a person during early adulthood

  1. The main characteristics of a person during early adulthood
    The development of cognitive mental processes during early adulthood (20–40 years) is of an uneven heterochronous nature. So, the development of psychophysiological functions continues at the initial stage of early adulthood and reaches its optimum by 25 years. Then the development of sensory-perceptual characteristics stabilizes and persists until the age of 40. At the same time, development
  2. The main characteristics of a person during middle adulthood
    In people who have reached the age of average adulthood (40-60 years), there is a relative decrease in the characteristics of psychophysical functions. However, this does not affect the functioning of the cognitive sphere of people of a given age period, does not reduce their performance and allows you to maintain labor and creative activity. The development of individual abilities continues throughout the middle
  3. The main characteristics of a person during middle adulthood
    In people who have reached the age of average adulthood (40 - 60 years), there is a relative decrease in the characteristics of psychophysical functions. However, this does not affect the functioning of the cognitive sphere of people of a given age period, does not reduce their performance and allows you to maintain labor and creative activity. The development of individual abilities continues throughout the middle
  4. The main characteristics of a person in late adulthood and old age
    The main feature of the age from 60-70 years and beyond is the aging process, which is a genetically programmed process, accompanied by certain age-related changes, manifested primarily in the gradual weakening of the body. In the process of aging of the cognitive sphere, the majority of sensory functions in a person significantly worsen. Those
  5. Human psychology during early adulthood (youth)
    Age limits - from 21 to 30 years. The leading activity in youth is professional activity. Psychological neoplasms of age - social maturity, subjectivity, the need for parenthood. Features of the development of the cognitive sphere: a high volume of verbal memory is noted, memorization is characterized by durability, a peak in the development of properties and types is observed
  6. Identity development factors in early adulthood
    Self-consciousness is characterized by a complex multilevel structural organization and includes a set of personal representations of oneself expressed in general terms in the “concept of the Self,” and a personality’s assessment of these ideas (self-esteem). Studies of the structural and functional properties of self-consciousness are presented in most modern independent areas of psychological science, however
  7. The main characteristics of a person in various periods of his age development
    Plan 1. The main characteristics of a person during infancy. 2. The main characteristics of a person in preschool age. 3. The main characteristics of a person in primary school age. 4. The main characteristics of a person in adolescence and youth. 5. The main characteristics of a person during early adulthood. 6. The main characteristics of a person in the middle period
  8. The main characteristics of a person in various periods of his age development
    Plan 1. The main characteristics of a person during infancy. 2. The main characteristics of a person in preschool age. 3. The main characteristics of a person in primary school age. 4. The main characteristics of a person in adolescence and youth. 5. The main characteristics of a person during early adulthood. 6. The main characteristics of a person in the middle period
  9. The main characteristics of a person during infancy
    Infancy (from birth to two years). At the first stages of cognitive development, first of all, the development of those processes that ensure human contact with the environment through visual images takes place. Immediately after birth, the skin sensitivity is more developed, the taste and olfactory sensitivity is highly developed. The development of vision and hearing occurs
  10. The main characteristics of a person during infancy
    Infancy (from birth to two years). At the first stages of cognitive development, first of all, the development of those processes that ensure human contact with the environment through visual images takes place. Immediately after birth, the skin sensitivity is more developed, the taste and olfactory sensitivity is highly developed. The development of vision and hearing occurs
  11. The main characteristics of a person in various periods of his age development
    In preschool age there is a further rapid development of all cognitive mental processes. Cognitive processes are subjective forms of reflection of objective reality by a person. The main types of these forms, which give a person knowledge about the world around him and about himself, are the mental processes of sensation, perception, memory, imagination, thinking; In the early stages of this age
  12. Human psychology during late adulthood (old age)
    Borders of age - from 55-60 years to death. This age period includes the stages of old age (from 55-60 to 75 years), senile age (from 76 to 90 years) and the stage of longevity (from 76 years to death). All stages of late adulthood are associated with gerontogenesis, the aging process. The main activity in the period of late maturity is labor activity. Psychological neoplasms of age
  13. Human psychology during middle adulthood (maturity)
    Age limits - from 31 to 55-60 years. The boundaries of maturity, as well as other age periods, are blurred. The lower bound is associated with the completion of the “growing crisis”, and the upper bound is the person’s retirement. The leading activity in the period of maturity is professional activity. Psychological neoplasms of age - personal maturity, a sense of competence, productivity in various
  14. Personality development during adulthood. Regulatory-crises of adulthood
    Personality development during adulthood is still one of the most complex and insufficiently studied problems of psychology. For example, psychoanalytic theories focus more on cases of personality abnormalities, pathological variants. The norm is considered as a condition of the absence of symptoms of the disease. Another approach, developed from the standpoint of humanistic psychology, is
  15. The main characteristics of a person in preschool age
    In preschool age (a period of two to six years) there is a rapid development of all cognitive mental processes. At the first stage of this age period, the development of mental processes associated with the acquisition of an individual's sensory experience predominates. This category of mental cognitive processes includes sensation and perception. The development of perception in preschool age
  16. The main characteristics of a person in preschool age
    In preschool age (a period of two to six years) there is a rapid development of all cognitive mental processes. At the first stage of this age period, the development of mental processes associated with the acquisition of an individual's sensory experience predominates. This category of mental cognitive processes includes sensation and perception. The development of perception in preschool age
  17. The main characteristics of a person in adolescence and youth
    In adolescence and youth (the period from 11 to 19 years) there is a further development of mental cognitive processes and the formation of personality. The most significant changes in the structure of mental cognitive processes in people who have reached adolescence are observed in the intellectual sphere. During this period, the formation of logical thinking skills takes place, and then
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