Here is a reblogged essay from the Classroom as Microcosm Blog written by irrepressible and indomitable college teacher, “Siobhan Curious.” It explores one aspect of early adult development: the growth of postformal thought.
Formal-Operational vs. Post-Formal Thinking: Brains Grow Up « Classroom as Microcosm.
I have written about emerging adulthood (and academic versus authentic writing) in another post. If you are looking for additional reading on this topic, scroll down to references at the end of my first “Diary of an Ed Prof” essay. — Ed Prof