Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
The mental health of youth today
In this study, I provide a historical overview of research on individuals between childhood and adulthood, aged 18-25, from the early twentieth century to the present day.
"life noun (TIME ALIVE) the period between birth and death, or the experience or state of being alive: Life's too short to worry about money! I'm not sure I want to spend the rest of my life with him. Unfortunately, accidents are part of life. He went mad towards the end of his life. Cats are supposed to have nine lives. He doesn't know what he really wants in/out of life. The accident changed my whole outlook on life. He lost his life (= died suddenly because of a violent event or accident) in the Great War. A simple mixture of glucose and water can save lives in many parts of the world. He ran off with her life savings (= all the money she had saved)." Definitions from: Cambridge English Dictionary
I will examine and illustrate how the definition of youth has changed over the ages, and then explore the psychological aspects of adulthood. I will pay particular attention to concepts such as mid-life crisis, quarter-life crisis, cohort experience, answering questions such as whether it is an individual or collective phenomenon, and how the different theories of generation differ.