Clinical Approaches to Adult Development or Close Relationships and Socioeconomic Development

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This volume is one of the first to concentrate on positive growth and development in a clinical arena, rather than loss and pathology. In contrast to the general theories and cross-sectional studies of existing adult developmental research, much of this volume looks at the whole-life level of development of adults through case studies. The book unites three compatible approaches to the study of adult development. The first considers the development of whole life. The second approach examines behavior during certain periods in adults' lives by combining clinical and developmental stage perspectives. The third approach examines periods of life following the work of Erikson, Levinson, and Vaillant. The editors of this volume believe that these three approaches form, in their synergy, a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to uniquely difficult problems of late adolescence and early adulthood. It is the unification of these three approches that makes this book unique in its field.

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A practical guide useful to both specialist and non-specialist. Initial chapters address the synthesis of nitrogen-, sulfur-, and oxygen-containing macrocycles. Subsequent chapters examine synthesis and elaboration of calixarenes, spherands, hemi-spherands, and calix- spherands. There is a balance between "classical" ligands and more elaborate and recently defined macrocycles, and many of the protocols are suitable for inclusion in advanced undergraduate classes. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567501346
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction: The Approach to Positive Adult Development 1
1 Fairy Tales and Adult Cognitive Development: From Idealism to Pragmatism and Mythic Consciousness 11
2 Growth Through Opposition: The Development of a Point of View in Young Bernard Shaw 29
3 Metaphors of Struggle for Terrain in the Discovery of the Freudian Unconscious: A Case Study 55
4 The Role of the Antihero in a Theory of Courage 73
5 Stability, Continuity, and Change in Men's Lives 97
6 Life Transitions as a Paradigm for the Study of Adult Development 115
7 Dimensions of Psychological Boundary Development in Adults 145
8 Comparing Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Developmental, and Behavior-Developmental Views of Psychological Boundaries 175
9 Self-Initiated Change: The Dialectic of Continuing Development 213
10 Validation of a Cognitive-Developmental Model of Clinical Supervision 223
11 Learning Perspectives of Older Students Enrolled Full-Time in a Regular Undergraduate Program 239
12 The Role of Shame in the Impediment of Intimacy 253
13 Developmental Dimensions of Psychological Symptoms and Treatment Preferences in Adult Outpatients 267
14 Affirmative Coping: A Marker of Success in Adult Therapeutic Intervention 295
15 A Constructive-Developmental Approach to Studying the "Cancer-Prone Personality" 311
Epilogue: What ARE Clinical Approaches to Adult Development? 335
Author Index 357
Subject Index 366
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