Handbook of Adult Development and Learning

ISBN-10: 019517190X
ISBN-13: 9780195171907
Edition: 2006
Authors: Carol Hoare
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List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684

Adult development and learning have always existed as two separate fields of study, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. Recent advances in theory, research, and practice, however, have made it clear that an important reciprocal relationship exists between them: advances in development frequently lead to learning, and conversely, learning quite often fuels development. The synchronicity between development and learning is responsible for positive changes in many capacities, including insight, intelligence, reflective and meta-cognition, personality expression, interpersonal competence, and self-efficacy. This synchronicity is also leading to the growth of a new discipline at the borders of adult development and learning. The Handbook of Adult Development and Learning is the first to bring together the leading scholars from both adult development and learning to explore what will form the foundation for this new discipline--the latest research at the intersection of these fields. It examines six major aspects of their intersection: foundations, key areas of integration, the self system, higher reaches of development and learning, essential contexts, and specific applications. An introductory chapter explains why it is so important to recognize and fuel the growth of this new discipline. Subsequent chapters review the latest theoretical and empirical literature and provide a rich itinerary for future research. This handbook is a must-read for all who promote optimal aging. It will be an invaluable reference for scholars in development and education, as well as rich resource for policy makers and practitioners, such as corporate executives and human-resource personnel.

Contributors
Foundations
Growing a Discipline at the Borders of Thought
Learning and Development: The Connection in Adulthood
Research Design and Methodological Issues for Adult Development and Learning
Do Development and Learning Fuel One Another in Adulthood? Four Key Areas
Development of Reflective Judgment in Adulthood
Intellectual Development Across Adulthood
Emotional Development in Adulthood: A Developmental Functionalist Review and Critique
Motivation and Interpersonal Regulation Across Adulthood: Managing the Challenges and Constraints of Social Contexts
The Self-System in Adult Development and Learning
Self-Efficacy and Adult Development
Autonomy and Self-Directed Learning: A Developmental Journey
Adult Development, Learning, and Insight Through Psychotherapy: The Cultivation of Change and Transformation
The Higher Reaches of Adult Development and Learning
Creativity Through the Life Span From an Evolutionary Systems Perspective
Illuminating Major Creative Scientific Innovators With Postformal Stages
Laughing at Gilded Butterflies: Integrating Wisdom, Development, and Learning
Spiritual Development in Adulthood: Key Concepts and Models
Essential Contexts for the Learning, Developing Adult
Effects of Children on Adult Development and Learning: Parenthood and Beyond
Work as the Catalyst of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning: Identity and Personality
The Importance of Feeling Whole: Learning to "Feel Connected," Community, and Adult Development
Culture, Learning, and Adult Development
Adult Development and Learning, Measured and Applied
The Meaning and Measurement of Conceptual Development in Adulthood
Advanced Avenues in Adult Development and Learning: The Role of Doctoral Study
The Evolution of Professional Competence
Adult Holistic Development and Multidimensional Performance
Author Index
Subject Index

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