Includes bibliographical references p. Nonhierarchial theories of adult growth: A theory of life structure development in adulthood-- Dittman-Kohli, Baltes: Toward a neofunctionalist conception of adult intellectual development: The roots of adult creativity in children's symbolic products-- McGuinness, Pribram, Pirnazar: Nonsequential developmentand aging-- Part II:
Human Growth and Development Theories
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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.
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us
Basics in Human Evolution. The biocultural perspective of human development focuses on the constant interaction taking place during all phases of human development, between both genes and hormones within the body, and with the sociocultural environment that surrounds the body. The pattern of human postnatal growth and development—the stages of infancy, childhood, juvenility, and adolescence—is reviewed. Several hypotheses are discussed concerning how the new life stages of the human life cycle represent feeding and repro- ductive specializations, secondarily allowing for the human style of learning and cultural behavior.
Melissa Hurst Understanding adult development is an important step in the process of understanding how societies function. This lesson will focus on three theories of adult development proposed by Daniel Levinson, George Vaillant, and Bernice Neugarten. Adult Development In the discipline of psychology and sociology, a lot of time is spent exploring child and adolescent development, but we must not forget about the critical development of adults, as well. This lesson will identify and explore three theories of adult development that all have a unique perspective and similarities regarding adult development. His theory is comprised of sequence-like stages.