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This book is intended for the growing number of colleagues in the fields of psychology, gerontology, psychiatry, and social work, who are interested in adopting a life-span developmental approach to their discipline that takes into account the crucial period of the human life-cycle from late adolescence to late adulthood. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Part I. Nonhierarchial theories of adult growth: Levinson: A theory of life structure development in adulthood-- Dittman-Kohli, Baltes: Toward a neofunctionalist conception of adult intellectual development: wisdom as a prototypical case of intellectual growth-- Gardner, Phelps, Wolf: The roots of adult creativity in children's symbolic products-- McGuinness, Pribram, Pirnazar: Upstaging the stage model-- Langer, Chanowitz, Palmerino, Jacobs, Rhodes, Thayer: Nonsequential developmentand aging--
Part II: Hierarchical theories of advanced cognitive development: Richards, Commons: Postformal cognitive-developmental theory and research: review of current status-- Fischer, Kenny, Pipp: How cognitive processes and environmental conditions organize discountinuities in the development ofabstractions--
Part III: Theories of advanced moral development: Kohlberg, Ryncarzs: Beyond justice reasoning: moral development and the consideration of a seventh stage-- Gilligan, Murphy, Tappen: Moral development beyond adolescence--
Part IV: Theories of higher stages of consciousness and self development: Souvaine, Lahey, Kegan: Life after formal operations: implications for a psychology of the self-- Pascual-Leone: Reflections of life-span intelligence, consciousness and ego development--Alexander, Davies, Dixon, Dillbeck, Druker, Oetzel, Meuhlman, Orme-Johnson: Growth of higher stages of consciousness: the Verdic psychology of human development.