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Learning Objectives

1.Describe the key points in the Erickson's theory relevant to early adulthood.
2.Summarize Levinson's theory of life structures.
3.Explain the evolutionary theory of mate selection.
4.Explain the social role theory of mate selection.
5.Identify the factors involved in marital success, and discuss the impact of divorce.
6.Summarize the research on the sex differences in the impact of marriage.
7.Identify the relationship between cohabitation and subsequent success in marriage.
8.Summarize the research comparing satisfaction and stability in heterosexual and homosexual partnerships.
9.Describe how singlehood affects intimacy.
10.Identify the changes brought about by becoming a parent.
11.Identify the role of social networks in early adulthood.
12.Summarize the issues involved in Internet relationships.
13.Trace the issues in keeping jobs over time.
14.Discuss the sex differences in work patterns.

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