Psychology of Emerging AdulthoodSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Human Development, Psychology, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

What is an adult? This class addresses the transition from adolescence to adulthood. The psychological implications of the adolescent experience and further development into adulthood pertaining to identity, family, love and sex, cohabitation and marriage, career, and community (i.e. religion and politics) are considered and the Scandinavian perspective are explored. Sources of resilience and vulnerabilities are addressed as this pertains to diverse factors, including cultural variables and the role of social media.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Education / Educational Studies, Ethnic Studies


Simone Eliane Schwank

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Doctoral fellow at Karolinska Institute Stockholm in Perinatal Mental Health and Fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Visiting Researcher at Fudan University, Medical School, Shanghai, China. M.S. Psychotherapy (New York City University, 2015), M.A. Linguistics, M.S. in Psychology (University of Gothenburg, 2009), B.A. (University of Zurich, 2007). Worked as psychotherapist in Shanghai, New York, Zurich, and Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.

Lars Rossen

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Cand. Psychology (2007, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2005, University of Copenhagen). Psychologist and consultant at Copenhagen Municipality in various positions (2007-2010). Consultant for Bornholm and Odense Municipalities, as well as for Den Socialpædagogiske Døgninstitution Sønderbro in Copenhagen Municipality (2011 – Present). Psychological supervisor, Den sikrede instituion Stevnsfortet, Region Sjælland (2012-Present). Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience Program Director since 2019. With DIS since 2011.