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1. What are the five developmental tasks of young adulthood, and how can the accomplishing of one influence the accomplishing of any of the remaining four? Levinson named five developmental tasks for young adults. These are pursuing a dream, creating relationships, developing an occupational career, forming a marriage and family and building responsibility in the larger community (Burns, 2005). These developmental tasks are interdependent on each other and achieving one affects the possibilities of accomplishing the other four. The development of a career will help in achieving other tasks as the young adult attains a means with which she/he can support the family. The career may help in achieving the dream which may be based on the career or family. It is within the workplace that the young adult can easily establish mentor relationships with those she/he works with. Achieving these dreams challenges the young adult to take responsibilities within the community. On the other hand, the mentor relationships may inspire the young adult in developing the career and in the pursuance of a career growth and responsibilities in the community, urging him/her to form a marriage and then family. 2. What is the function of fat in nutritional health besides serving as the body’s primary means of storage for excess calories? What is the basis of our current concern about saturated fats, cholesterol, and trans-fatty acids? In spite of the negativity that is related to fat in nutrition, there are some fats that are helpful to the body. These are the omega 3 fats and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats help in the metabolism functions. They also help in reducing cholesterol levels in the body. These fats provide the essential fatty acids that are required as a protection cushion for the vital organs and the body cells. Non-saturated fats are essential in brain development. Cholesterol is used replace and repair damaged artery cells...
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