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The Handbook of Adult Development is an overview of the major theories and research in the field. Included are sections on introductory theory and method, biocognitive development in adulthood, and social development in adulthood, in addition to an introduction and epilogue by the editors.

This content will be useful for years to come. By soliciting contributions from current leading theoreticians and researchers in the field of adult development, the volume will present state-of-the-art theory and research on this burgeoning subfield of developmental psychology.

Professionals, clinicians, researchers, and academics in the larger field of development psychology will find the book an invaluable resource, as will graduate students in the same field.

Book Series: THE PLENUM SERIES IN ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

The Handbook of Adult Development is an overview of the major theories and research in the field. Included are sections on introductory theory and method, biocognitive development in adulthood, and social development in adulthood, in addition to an introduction and epilogue by the editors.

This content will be useful for years to come. By soliciting contributions from current leading theoreticians and researchers in the field of adult development, the volume will present state-of-the-art theory and research on this burgeoning subfield of developmental psychology.

Professionals, clinicians, researchers, and academics in the larger field of development psychology will find the book an invaluable resource, as will graduate students in the same field.

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This volume provides an overview of the major theories and research in the field. It includes sections on introductory theory and method, biocognitive development in adulthood, and social development in adulthood. This content will be useful for years to come. Professionals, clinicians, researchers, academics and graduate students in the larger field of development psychology will find the book an invaluable resource.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Theory in Adult Development: The New Paradigm and the Problem of Direction 3
2 Learning in Adulthood 23
3 Developmental Change in Adulthood 43
4 Adult Development: The Holistic, Developmental, and Systems-Oriented Perspective 63
5 Research Methods in Adult Development 85
6 Multiple Perspectives on the Development of Adult Intelligence 103
7 Age-Related Changes in Memory 121
8 The Ontogeny of Wisdom in Its Variations 131
9 Psychological Approaches to Wisdom and Its Development 153
10 Reflective Thinking in Adulthood: Emergence, Development, and Variation 169
11 Four Postformal Stages 199
12 Postformal Thought and Adult Development: Living in Balance 221
13 Developmental Trajectories and Creative Work in Late Life 239
14 The Development of Possible Selves During Adulthood 257
15 The Good Life: A Longitudinal Study of Adult Value Reasoning 271
16 Moral Metacognition in Adolescence and Adulthood 301
17 Protest, Collaboration, and Creation of Alternative Models: Women's Health Activists Using the Internet 329
18 Gender Differences in Intellectual and Moral Development? The Evidence that Refutes the Claim 351
19 Attachment Theory and Research: Contributions for Understanding Late Adolescent and Young Adult Development 371
20 Adult Development and Parenthood: A Social-Cognitive Perspective 391
21 Superwomen Raising Superdaughters: Whatever Happened to Black Girlhood? 417
22 Revisions: Processes of Development in Midlife Women 431
23 Eldercare and Personality Development in Middle Age 443
24 Grandparent - Grandchild Relationships and the Life Course Perspective 459
25 "Roots that Clutch": What Adoption and Foster Care Can Tell Us About Adult Development 475
26 Swords into Plowshares: The Recovery Ethics of Destructive Adult Development 493
27 Discursive Practices and Their Interpretation in the Psychology of Religious Development: From Constructivist Canons to Constructivist Alternatives 509
28 Adult Development and the Practice of Psychotherapy 533
29 Executive Development as Adult Development 565
30 Community Service and Adult Development 585
Epilogue 599
Index 613
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