Adultspan Journal

A scholarly journal publishing current information about research, theory, and practice in the field of adult development and aging. Emphasis is given to developmental principles and concomitant counseling implications. This is the official journal of the

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring

Adultspan Publication Patterns: Author and Article Characteristics from 1999 to 2009
Publication patterns of articles in Adultspan from 1999 to 2009 were reviewed. Author characteristics and article content were analyzed to determine trends over time. Research articles were analyzed specifically for type of research design, classification,...
A Proposed Integrative Model for Enhanced Career Development for Young Adults with Disabilities
Models of career development have been discussed as a matter of growth over the life span and in relation to social learning. An integrated approach using specified career development theories to assist young adults with disabilities will allow professionals...
Hooking Up and Identity Development of Female College Students
Hooking up generally involves casual sex with noncommittal partners. Hooking up is prevalent on college campuses today and can negatively affect the identity development of female students. The authors examined this phenomenon with a feminist developmental...
Impact of Remembering Childhood Sexual Abuse on Addiction Recovery for Young Adult Lesbians
This article examines the impact of childhood sexual abuse on young adult lesbians' sexual identity and their recovery from chemical dependency. The authors recommend that counselors assess for sexual orientation (past and present), sexual abuse, and...
Promoting Positive Adaptation in Adult Survivors of Natural Disasters
This article integrates the guidelines of American Red Cross and the Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide (Brymer et al., 2006) with adult development theories to demonstrate the promotion of adaptive functioning in adults after a disaster....
Young Adults: Finding Stability in Unstable Times
In the past decade, our young adults have been exposed to more tragedies than some of us have seen in several decades of our own lives. From the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University, the wars in...