New York Times: 'Will you sprint, stroll or stumble into a career?'

April 15, 2016
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The New York Times featured an April 5 article adapted from author Jeffrey J. Selingo's book "There is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow." It mentioned the following about both G. Stanley Hall, Clark's first president, and current Research Professor Jeffrey Jenson Arnett's work on emerging adults:

“At the age of 18, G. Stanley Hall left his home in the tiny village of Ashfield, Mass., for Williams College, just 35 miles away, with a goal to ‘do something and be something in the world.’ … He eventually earned an advanced degree in psychology, taught at Antioch College, Harvard and Johns Hopkins and became president of Clark University in Massachusetts, where he developed a fascination with the period in life between childhood and adulthood. He founded the American Psychological Association and in 1904 wrote an influential book about a new life stage he called ‘adolescence.’ …

"In the 1990s, Jeffrey Jenson Arnett, [then] a psychology professor at the University of Missouri, interviewed young people around the country and determined that his subjects felt both grown up and not quite so grown up at exactly the same time.”