Handbook of Adult Development

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461351603
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Series: The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 627
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; J. Demick, C. Andreoletti. Introduction; J. Demick, C. Andreoletti. 1. Theory in adult development: The new paradigm and the problem of direction; J. Stevens-Long, G. Michaud. 2. Developmental change in adulthood; D. Moshman. 3. Adult development: The holistic, developmental, sytems-oriented perspective; S. Wapner, J. Demick. 4. Postformal thought and adult development: Living in balance; J.D. Sinnott. 5. Four postformal stages; M. Commons, F.A. Richards. 6. Research methods in adult development; J.C. Cavanaugh, S. Krauss, Whitbourne. 7. Learning in adulthood; W.J. Hoyer, D.R. Touron. 8. Multiple perspectives on the development of adult intelligence; C.A. Berg, R.J. Sternberg. 9. Age related changes in memory; M.G. O'Connor, E.F. Kaplan. 10. The ontogeny of wisdom in its variations; D. Kramer. 11. Psychological approaches to wisdom and its development; D.J. Shedlock, S.W. Cornelius. 12. Practical wisdom: Applied adult development; P. Arlin, B. Yan. 13. Developmental trajectories and creative work in late life; L. Tahir, H.E. Gruber. 14. The development of possible selves in adulthood; J. Bybee, Y.V. Wells. 15. Gender differences in intellectual and moral development? The evidence that refutes the claim; M.M. Brabeck, E.L. Shore. 16. The good life: Longitudinal study of adult value reasoning; C. Armon, T.L. Dawson. 17. Moral metacognition in adolescence and adulthood; D.W. Schrader. 18. Reflective thinking in adulthood: Emergence, development, and variation; K.W. Fischer, E. Pruyne. 19. Protest, collaboration and creation of alternative models: Women's health activists using the internet; A. LoCicero. 20. Attachment theory and research: Contributions for understanding late adolescent and young adult development; M.E. Kenny, C.E. Baron. 21. Adult development and parenthood: A social cognitive perspective; S.T. Azar. 22. Superwomen raising superdaughters: Whatever happened to Black girlhood? Y.V. Wells. 23. Revisions: Processes of development in midlife women; R. Josselson. 24. Eldercare and personality development in middle age; A.H. Climo, A.J. Stewart. 25. Grandparent-grandchild relationships and the life course perspective; J. Hess Brown, P.A. Roodin. 26. 'Roots that clutch': What adoption and foster care can tell us about adult development; J. Demick. 27. Discursive practices and their interpretation in the psychology of religious develoment: From constructivist canons to constructivist alternatives; J.M. Day, D.J. Youngman. 28. Adult development and the practice of psychotherapy; M. Basseches. 29. Executive developments as adult development; O. Laske. 30. Community service and adult development; D. Hart, et al. 31. Swords into plowshares: The recovery ethics of destructive adult development; C. Goldberg. Epilogue; J. Demick, C. Andreoletti. Index.

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