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Postmodern rejuvenation of grown-ups: who kidults are?

- Dvornyk, Marina ( (2016) Postmodern rejuvenation of grown-ups: who kidults are? Психологічні науки: проблеми і здобутки, 9. pp. 56-71.

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The paper is dedicated to the kidult figure – childish adult – as a generation of postmodern reality. It is postulated that 20-35-yeared people escaping from their biological age by desire to dress up into teenage clothes, by anti-aging treatments, by searching of extreme experiences, by the lack of investments in long-term relationships and properties is a logical process of youth lifestyle standardization and juvenile society of postmodern times. The parallelisms for kidult definitions as the symbols of immaturity, responsibility avoidance and escaping from adult identity are investigated. There are also highlighted the major approaches to understanding kidults as the age and activities group, as well as determined the interpretation of their appearance from the economics, culture, social domains, anthropology, age psychology viewpoints. The typical traits and psychological characteristics of kidults starting with immaturity and ending with a high level of suggestiveness and anachronistic features are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: adolescence, adult, anachronisms, baby-boomers, boomerang kids, Carlson syndrome, childhood, discontinuity, escapism, hedonism, immaturity, infantilism, kawaii, kidult, juvenile, Peterpandemonium, postmodernity, presentism, youth
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: The Institute of Social and Political Psychology > Department of Social Psychology of Personality
Depositing User: зав.лаб. Марина Дворник
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 07:28
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 16:53


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