The purpose of the present article is to discuss the importance of the relationship dynamics in personal development. Taking the attachment theory as a starting point, the personal development path is guided by separation-individuationprocesses; these processes allow building a sense of autonomy. Recently the concept of "emerging adults" has gained importance, managing the debate around the internal and external factors that may enhance the entry into adulthood. Parentalfigures, siblings and peers assume a relevant role in the process, supporting the adolescent's inclusion in broader social contexts like work and romantic relationships. The implications of this transition will be discussed according to theseparation-individuation process and moderating factors of personal growth.
|Translated title of the contribution||Adolescence and emerging adulthood: personal growth, separation-individuation and the relational game|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Emerging adulthood
- Friends and peers