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Higher Stages of Human Development: Perspectives on Adult Growth
     

Higher Stages of Human Development: Perspectives on Adult Growth

by Charles N. Alexander, Ellen J. Langer (Editor)
 

Can significant advances in development occur after adolescence? What are the highest possible states or stages of human development and how can they be realized? These and related critical issues are addressed in this volume by leading researchers and theorists in adult development. How we conceive of the endpoint, or highest state of development is crucial

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Can significant advances in development occur after adolescence? What are the highest possible states or stages of human development and how can they be realized? These and related critical issues are addressed in this volume by leading researchers and theorists in adult development. How we conceive of the endpoint, or highest state of development is crucial because it shapes our understanding of the direction, possibilities, and mechanisms of human growth. Even a decade ago, most psychologists believed that qualitative advances in development did not occur after adolescence. Based on recent research on adults, however, psychologists now question whether growth of fundamental human capacities necessarily culminates prior to adulthood. This new volume explores a variety of endpoints beyond the ordinarily proposed limits of human development. In addition to describing advanced forms of cognitive functioning , contributors also discuss other domains integral to adult growth—including affective, moral, self, and consciousness development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195034837
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.42(d)

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Maharishi International University

Harvard University

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