The transition from high school to college is a very important stage in someone’s life. Most teens are not ready to live on their own nor fend for themselves, on the other hand, some young adults cannot wait to get out of the house. The child slowly gains autonomy, which is when they learn to fend for themselves. Teens normally go through a phase called “college shock” during their first year of college. They have this shock because they are not used to the adjustments they have to make to fend for themselves. The young adult then becomes more used to this type of lifestyle and starts to gain some friends. As I said earlier, these friendships could resemble their parents values or could be developmental friendships. Developmental friendships make the person reexamine their basic beliefs that they have about religion or basic values. The teen may alter what they believe based on new information, which is called a resynthesis, or they could just ignore them and still be friends with the person even though they have different values (Kasschau).
Kasschau, Richard A., and Jay McTighe. Understanding Psychology. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Print.