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Give one example of your own thinking at one or more points in your life that reflect the following:




What are two marker events that could help a young adult to develop into their current level of thinking?


Dualism is described as what is right and what is wrong. A great example of dualism would be stealing. I learned early on (7 years old) that stealing was wrong when I stole a piece of candy from the store. I knew that I wanted the candy, but did not care about the repercussions that would follow.

Multiplicity is described as understanding that multiple ideas exist and that there are multiple perspectives to be looked into. The text mentions an example of multiplicity using a student believing that the world is fair and people get what they deserve. I am a firm believer in working hard to get good things. I have had this mindset for years and still hold onto that statement.

Relativism is described as respecting someone’s opinion, but also being able to re-evaluate the opinion. An example of this would be discussing the upcoming presidency. This has been a hot topic in my social circle as well as in my family.

Two marker events for assisting in a young adults thinking would be completing your education and getting married.


Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2015). Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood. The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals  (4th ed. pp 181). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.