Development Through Adulthood: An Integrative Sourcebook

Development Through Adulthood: An Integrative Sourcebook


By (author) Oliver Robinson

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 472 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 28mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 11 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230297994
  • ISBN 13: 9780230297999
  • Sales rank: 289,911

Product description

From career development to retirement, and from marriage to bereavement, psychological development is a never-ending process. Adulthood is a time of change and transformation, and presents many unique challenges and opportunities. Combining classic studies and cutting-edge research, Oliver Robinson's Development through Adulthood will guide you through this rich and rewarding subject. Key features: * Uniquely covers qualitative as well as quantitative research; * Individual voices bring theories to life by providing insight into real life experiences; * Cross-cultural perspectives and alternative perspectives provide examples from beyond the UK and US, offering an important counterbalance to western research; * Real-world application features highlight important intervention strategies. Development through Adulthood provides a unique interdisciplinary approach, making it invaluable reading for anybody studying human development, gerontology or an applied social science. Academically rigorous and elegantly written, it's the perfect guide to classic and current research in adult development.

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Author information

Oliver Robinson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Greenwich, UK. His research focuses on how life transitions, crises and relationships are involved in shaping personality, values and identity, and his work has attracted media interest from The Times, the BBC, the New Scientist and The Guardian.

Review quote

"The best evidence-based account I have read about what it is like to develop through adulthood." - Dan P. McAdams, the Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University "This book should be read by everyone who would like to get a comprehensive view of modern psychological theories of adult development." - Dr. Eeva Kallio, University of Jyvaskyla and University of Tampere, Finland, and President of the European Society for Adult Development "This book is a refreshing new addition to the texts currently available in the area. It fills a much needed gap and will allow tutors and students to cover important and non-traditional aspects of development in an accessible and interesting way. It has been a pleasure to read." - Dr Christopher Barnes, University of Derby, UK "An excellent book, superb in places...This could become the best lifespan book on the market." - Dr John Lambie, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Table of contents

Adult Development: Meaning and Models Research Methods in Adult Development Cognitive Development Emotional Development Motivational Development Psychosocial Life Stages, Transitions and Crises Personality Development Moral Development Wisdom Spirituality and Religiosity Mental Disorder, Age and Adult Life Events Family, Friends and Relationships Career Development and Retirement Dying and Bereavement