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Handbook of Adult Development

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ISBN-10: 0306467585

ISBN-13: 9780306467585

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jack Demick, Carrie Andreoletti

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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.
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Book details

List price: $279.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 1/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 627
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Theory in adult development: The new paradigm and the problem of direction
Developmental change in adulthood
Adult development: The holistic, developmental, sytems-oriented perspective
Postformal thought and adult development: Living in balance
Four postformal stages
Research methods in adult development
Learning in adulthood
Multiple perspectives on the development of adult intelligence
Age related changes in memory
The ontogeny of wisdom in its variations
Psychological approaches to wisdom and its development
Practical wisdom: Applied adult development
Developmental trajectories and creative work in late life
The development of possible selves in adulthood
Gender differences in intellectual and moral development? The evidence that refutes the claim
The good life: Longitudinal study of adult value reasoning
Moral metacognition in adolescence and adulthood
Reflective thinking in adulthood: Emergence, development, and variation
Protest, collaboration and creation of alternative models: Women's health activists using the internet
Attachment theory and research: Contributions for understanding late adolescent and young adult development
Adult development and parenthood: A social cognitive perspective
Superwomen raising superdaughters: Whatever happened to Black girlhood?
Revisions: Processes of development in midlife women
Eldercare and personality development in middle age
Grandparent-grandchild relationships and the life course perspective
`Roots that clutch': What adoption and foster care can tell us about adult development
Discursive practices and their interpretation in the psychology of religious develoment: From constructivist canons to constructivist alternatives
Adult development and the practice of psychotherapy
Executive developments as adult development
Community service and adult development
Swords into plowshares: The recovery ethics of destructive adult development
Epilogue
Index