• September 01, 2015 11:38 AM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)

    The book will provide a new framework for understanding emerging adults and how they navigate developmental tasks and issues utilizing digital technologies. The book will synthesize the research on emerging adults’ digital technology usage and how these technologies hinder or help their identity development and formation, contribute to aggressive and prosocial behaviors, understand their sexuality, and benefits or harms their relationships with their parents, friends, and romantic partners. In places where the published research on a topic is missing, research from the face-to-face context can be used to provide a starting point for understanding the same topics as related to digital technologies. Gaps in the literature will be identified and future research will be proposed on these topics. Topics might include relationship with parents, friendships, love, romantic relationships, sexting, aggression, prosocial behavior, technology addiction, identity development and formation, and the self.

    The deadline for the chapter proposal is September 30, 2015 and for the completed chapter is January 15, 2016. Decisions on abstracts will be sent to authors by October 15, 2015. Please submit the abstract to: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1901.

    The book is expected to be finalized by August 1, 2016. If you have any questions about potential chapter ideas, please feel free to email the editor at michelle.wright@mail.muni.cz.

    Best,

    Michelle Wright, Ph.D.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Masaryk University

    Institute for Research on Children, Youth, and Family

     

     

     

     

     

  • May 26, 2015 2:29 PM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)

    This month Itzek Eguiluz is sharing her work with us! She is developing a very interesting investigation about Latin American emerging adults living in Madrid. Text in Spanish. Check it out!

    Latin American emerging adults living in Madrid_26052915_Itzel Eguiluz.pdf

  • April 03, 2015 8:36 AM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)

    Our colleagues from Argentina would like to share their work about love relationships and residential status during emerging adulthood. The papers are in Spanish. Just click on the links. Enjoy it!

    Paper 1: DE LOS 23 A LOS 27. LA PAREJA AMOROSA A LO LARGO DE LA ADULTEZ EMERGENTE .pdf

    Paper 2: VIVIENDO SOLO O TODAVÍA EN EL NIDO ALGUNOS CORRELATOS Y ANTECEDENTES PSICOSOCIALES DEL ESTATUS RESIDENCIAL EN LA ADULTEZ EMERGENTE.pdf


  • March 09, 2015 9:06 AM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)
    Silvia Helena Koller is Brazilian and works as a Full Professor and Chair of the Center for Psychological Studies of At-Risk Populations in the Department of Psychology at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil <www.ceprua.org>. Collaborator Professor at North West University, in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. She was awarded as Honorary Professor at Universidad de Chiclayo and Universidad Autónoma del Peru, Peru, and as the 2010 the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) International Fellow and the 2010 Association of Psychological Societies Fellow. President of the Brazilian Association for Research and Graduate Studies in Psychology and of the Brazilian Society of Developmental Psychology. The Human Sciences Research Council and UNICEF consultant in Africa. Former Editor-in-chief of the Trends in Psychology, Interamerican Journal of Psychology and Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica (Psychology) journals. Former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development (International Society for the Studies on Behavioural Development - ISSBD), and of the Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography (Society for Research in Child Development - SRCD). Ad hoc Representative of Latin America at the International Affairs Council. Executive Committee of the International Society for Research in Behavioral Development (ISSBD), and Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA). Member of the Scientific Committee of ISSBD Biennial Meetings (Belgium, Canada, Australia, Germany, Zambia, China and Lithuania). Her research focuses primarily on positive and ecological development and applied psychology, children’s rights, resilience, and prosocial moral development. Her papers have been published in several international and Brazilian journals. Jacobs Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, World Childhood Foundation (WCF), World Bank, Every Child and various Brazilian agencies have granted her research/intervention. She lectured at different universities around the world, such as North-West University (South Africa), University of Zurich (Switzerland), UIUC, UNL, UNC, and ASU (USA), Universidad del Valle, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Pontifical Universidad Católica Javeriana, and Universidad de Baranquilla (Colombia), Universidad San Marco, Pontifical Universidad Católica, Universidad Autónoma, and Universidad de Chiclayo (Peru), Pontifical Universidad Católica (Chile), and others. Her research team has been collaborating with researchers of the five continents. She participates in several outreach programs. She is also committed to building capacity among youth, and fostering young people’s awareness of their human rights, as well as programs for teachers and institution staff related to at risk youth.



    Susana Núñez is graduated in Mathematical Education in the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Perú, with a second speciality in Educational Psychology. She did her Master also in Education in Brazil, in the Universidade Federal do Paraná and then did her PhD. in Psychology in the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. She is currently working as a Researcher and Development Assistant in Pearson Brazil. Also, contributing as a research fellow at the CEP-Rua (Center for Psychological Studies). Her major interest of research are positive development and thriving during late adolescence and youth, particularly in topics such as identity development, goals and values, in Brazil and Latin America.











  • March 03, 2015 3:16 PM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)

    Dear members, 

    This month we would like to share with you a recent article about Emerging Adulthood in Brazil. Authors compared some variables related to emerging adulthood in young individuals from differing socioeconomic status. They found interesting differences in their developmental trajectories.

    Check here: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/paideia/v24n59/1982-4327-paideia-24-59-0313.pdf 


  • January 19, 2015 1:34 PM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.



    Vanessa B.

     R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa Leme is full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa Leme is full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa Leme is full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa Leme is full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

    Vanessa B. R. Leme

    Vanessa B. R. Leme is the membership of the present TN. She is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Postgraduate Programme Salgado de Oliveira University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She researches family relations, social support, social skills and social competence of children, adolescents and young adults at social an personal risk using the Biological Theory of Human Development. Currently, she investigates relations among social skills, self-efficacy, intergenerational solidarity and demographic variables during the transition to adulthood. This study group is Brazilians from state of Rio de Janeiro between 18 and 29 years old from low and high SES. She and her working group are collecting and analyzing data and soon will be able to present our results.

  • December 19, 2014 8:14 AM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)

    Who is in charge of the TN on Latin America?

    Alicia Facio is the Chair of the present TN. Dr. Facio is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology (retired) at the Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos (Argentina). She investigates socioemotional development with a longitudinal design in Argentinians between 13 and 27 years old, one cohort between 13 and 25, and another cohort between 13 and 27. She is the author of books, chapters, and numerous papers on her research topics. She is also a clinical psychologist, training psychologists and psychiatrists in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy from the Litoral.


    Luciana Dutra-Thomé is the Co-Chair of the present TN. She is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). She researches populations at social and personal risk, social development over the life cycle and developmental psychology with emphases in Emerging Adulthood, Youth and Work. During her PhD, she investigated the emerging adulthood in Brazil in individuals from low and high socioeconomic statuses (SESs), using quantitative and qualitative methods. She considers it important to investigate not just differences between countries, but also within countries. She found that low SES individuals in Brazil assume traditional adult roles earlier and are less likely to live a period of prolonged identity explorations, which is different from their high SES counterparts. This result was in consonance with other studies in Latin America. However, the qualitative study indicated a different trend in low SES individuals: although they would assume adult roles earlier, they would live a period of identity exploration after their mid-twenties, when they constructed a financial and structured base to live their lives. This result was surprising and definitely requires more investigations to clarify it.

    Currently, her post-doc research is focused on studying risk and protective factors during the transition to adulthood. The study goal is to investigate associations between potential protective and risk factors, and outcomes of healthy and unhealthy youth development in an integrative model. She is working on this paper and soon will be able to share her results with everyone.


    Why is it important to study the transition to adulthood in Latin America?

    There is still a scarcity of studies on adolescents and young adults in the perspective of EA Latin America. Carrying out these investigations should be of prime importance because adolescents and young adults in Latin America represent a significant part of the population, and are often the target of public policy that intends to improve their social and professional insertion. Moreover, we found a great diversity of transitions to adulthood between and within countries, and it is important to consider these differences in order to understand the complexity of the process of entering into adulthood in Latin Americans, considering the individuals’ developmental process vary in function of the context.


    What are our activities? How and when we are going to do it?

    We propose to start the following activities, to happen between December/2015 and March/2016:

     

    What

     

     

    How

     

    When

     
     
    1.     Introducing ourselves

     
    Members should briefly introduce themselves through a paragraph. We would like to know where you work and which topics you have been investigating, and how you can contribute to our TN on Latin America
     

     
     
    Dec/2014-Jan/2015

     
     
    2.     Activate our TN on Latin America Blog with the participation of our members

     

    Each month, one or a group of our members write a post to add in our Blog. The first post (January 2015) will be written by Alicia Facio and Luciana Dutra-Thomé. Who would like to write the next one?

    IMPORTANT: the post is a text with the minimum of 300 words. You can talk about your own research, comment a new/film/documentary with themes related to emerging adulthood, announce the coming up of conferences, meetings etc.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec/2014 – Oct/2015

     
     
    3.     Exchange knowledge and information
     

     
    Members are invited to place documents and then inform other members of the contents. For example, an important new article on the topic, or a manuscript that a member would like to invite comments on before submitting to a journal. We may activate a Dropbox File to do that
     

     
     
     
    Always

     
     
    4.     Symposia proposals

     

    We highly recommend that we develop symposia proposals for the next EA conference. As we know, investigations on emerging adulthood are still scarce/or not well widespread in Latin America, and we have an important contribution to do to the field. Submissions open on January 15, and the deadline is March 1.

     

     

     

     

    Jan/2015 – Mar/2015

     
     
    5.     Pre-conference Meeting

     

    We can also hold a pre-conference meeting for our TN at the next EA conference (October, 2015, in Miami). It would be a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and work together beyond the virtual world.

     

     

     

     Jan/2015 – Apr/2015


    Let's start? 

    Starting by our activity number 1, it will be great to have further information about all the members. You can take as reference the short CV Alicia and I have posted.

    We cannot wait to start exchanging knowledge and information with everyone! Your suggestions and comments are very welcome. 

    See you soon!!

  • December 19, 2014 7:59 AM | Luciana Dutra-Thomé (Administrator)

    We are pleased to activate the Topic Network (TN) on Latin America for the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA). With this blog, we aim to draw together people interested in studying the transition to adulthood in Latin America. 

     Welcome!