After completing the readings in Unit 5 and further researching the topic, post a two-paragraph response to the following:
In this unit, we learned about Erikson’s sixth psychosocial stage, intimacy versus isolation. Erikson said that people need “concrete affiliations and partnerships,” and yet fewer young adults today are getting married or becoming parents, compared to generations before. Based on your understanding of cognitive, emotional and social characteristics of young adults, why are their intimacy needs so strong? Despite strong needs for intimacy, why do you think fewer are marrying?
Please make sure that your discussion comments abide by the Netiquette policy outlined in the syllabus.
In addition to your main response to the discussion prompt, be sure to post meaningful responses to at least two classmates. You must post on at least two different days.