Psychology of Emerging AdulthoodSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Human Development, Psychology, Sociology
Paused Course
This course is currently paused for the Fall 2021 semester. It will run in other semesters.
Elective Course
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 Scandinavian perspectives 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):
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Education / Educational Studies


Joshua Juvrud

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Psychology (Uppsala University). As a research psychologist, his work has focused on the ways that novel techniques in research (eye-tracking, pupil dilation, virtual reality) can be used to assess how children and adults perceive and interpret people, emotions, and actions. Josh focuses this research in two fields. In developmental psychology at the Child and Babylab in Uppsala, he seeks to understand how children learn about their world and the social cognitive development of face perception and socialization processes such as gender, race, and ethnicity. In games research at the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design in Visby, Gotland, his work examines the psychology of people, their actions, and emotions in game development, player engagement, learning, and immersion to understand better how different game players (with different personalities, traits, and experiences) interact with various game mechanisms and are, in turn, affected by game experiences. With DIS since 2020.