Personality Development in Adulthood / Edition 1

Personality Development in Adulthood / Edition 1

by Lawrence S. Wrightsman
     
 

After many years of neglect, the nature of personality development in adulthood is now recognised as a topic worthy of scholarly attention. Designed as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on adulthood Personality Development in Adulthood first elucidates three common approaches to adult personality development: } 'early-formation'See more details below

Overview

After many years of neglect, the nature of personality development in adulthood is now recognised as a topic worthy of scholarly attention. Designed as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on adulthood Personality Development in Adulthood first elucidates three common approaches to adult personality development: } 'early-formation' theories such as psychoanalysis and Berne's life script theory } stage theory of psychosocial development represented by Erikson } dialectic analysis which poses on-going, irreconcilable tensions between basic needs.

Each approach is described, the methods used to evaluate them considered, and the quality of evidence examined. The second half of the book applies concepts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803933453
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1988
Pages:
312

Table of Contents

Conceptions of Personality Development in Adulthood
Psychoanalysis as an Early-Formation Theory
Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development
Psychobiography and Personality Development in Adulthood
Contemporary Stage Theories
The Dialectical Approach and the Issue of Change Versus Consistency in Personality
Occupational Changes in Adulthood
Sex Roles and Androgyny
Sexual Relationships and Marriage
Changes in Values and Attitudes
Reactions to Death and Dying
The Use of Personal Documents in Understanding Adult Personality Development

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