Higher Stages of Human Development

Higher Stages of Human Development

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Challenges to Piaget's formal operations as the pinnacle of development have come from within and outside the child development movement. Piaget's vision, while inspiring to child research, limited the efforts of a generation of developmental psychologists, and it was only in the last decades that researchers began to look into adult development. Each chapter in this study takes Piagetian theory as a point of departure and provides a more comprehensive vision of human development. The authors represent various disciplines, including ethnopsychology, psychological anthropology, sociology, philosophy, computer and information science and neurophysiology.show more

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  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 38.1mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures
  • 019503483X
  • 9780195034837

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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.show more

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