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Adultspan covers research, theory, and practice in the field of adult development and aging on issues that affect people in young, middle, and older adulthood. Adultspan Journal is the journal of the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), a division of the American Counseling Association.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete overview of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 21, Issue 1 (2022)

This issue includes a collection of articles that were accepted during the tenure of Editor Dr. Suzanne Degges-White. We thank the previous editor, the editorial board, reviewers, and the authors, for their work on this collection of articles. Please note that these articles were accepted in 2021.

Research Articles


Complicated Grief: Counseling Considerations and Techniques
Loretta Bradley, Nicole Noble, and Kumudu Witanapatirana


Using the Protection Motivation Theory to Understand the Mental Health Impact of Surviving COVID-19
Kaprea Johnson, Angel Spence, Yousef Sherif, Dana Brookover, and Adrienne White


Hope Agency and Hope Pathways as Potential Mediators of Trauma Exposure and Psychological Adjustment in Emerging Adults
Miranda R. Schaffer, Edward C. Chang, Alaina E. Gregory, Misu Kwon, Claire J. Shimshock, Nithya M. Rao, Paige K. Demers, Madeleine R. Vieth, and Jameson K. Hirsch