Change and Continuity in Adult Life / Edition 1

Change and Continuity in Adult Life / Edition 1

by Marjorie Fiske, David A. Chiriboga, Marjorie Fiske
     
 

Presents the rich and varied findings of a unique longitudinal study that examines the complex interplay of personality traits, gAnder, social factors, and stressors in shaping adult development. Using detailed case study analysis, the book traces stability and change in ordinary middle-class adults over a twelve-year period as they negotiate four crucial life

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Presents the rich and varied findings of a unique longitudinal study that examines the complex interplay of personality traits, gAnder, social factors, and stressors in shaping adult development. Using detailed case study analysis, the book traces stability and change in ordinary middle-class adults over a twelve-year period as they negotiate four crucial life stages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555422493
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/15/1990
Series:
Social and Behavioral Sciences Series
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceThe Authors
1. Introduction
Part One: How Adults View Themselves at Different Ages
2. Exploring the Self: Objective Impressions
3. Further Explorations of the Self: Subjective Descriptions
4. Being Flexible Versus Rigid
5. Reactions to Social Change
5. Reactions to Social Change
6. Effects of Childhood Deprivation an Adult Adaptability
7. Impact of Life Stress: Crisis or Challenge?
8. Influence of Mythical and Forgotten Stressors
9. Resources and Deficits: Clues to How Adults Handle Stress
Part Three: What Matters Most at the Four Stages of Adulthood
10. Goals and Values: Giving Life Meaning11. Sense of Commitment: A Fundamental Human Concern12. Having Enough Life Satisfaction: The Measure of Life's Quality13. Epilogue: Charting Change and Continuity over the Life Course

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