Adult Personality Development: Applications

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Sage Publications, Mar 15, 1994 - Education - 256 pages
This stimulating book and its companion volume, Adult Personality Development: Theories and Concepts, reflect an expansion of the coverage of Wrightsman's initial book, Personality Development in Adulthood. The luxury of greater length has permitted an exploration of new topics, including the use of a wider variety of sources including scholarly articles and books, biographies, and case studies. Increased attention is devoted to creativity in adulthood, to learning and memory, to marriage stability, and other topics. The book provides a focus for a Psychology of Adulthood course that encourages students to look at the evolving nature of their own lives. Particular attention is given to developing an extensive set of references (over 700 in this volume) as an aid to scholars. Adult Personality Development will attract a wide readership among students and professionals of Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Aging, Family Studies, Social Psychology, Gender Studies and Nursing.

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Contents

Occupational Changes in Adulthood
15
Cognitive Abilities During Adulthood
36
Sex Roles
53
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Wrightsman is Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and a former department chair there. He has taught a course on personality in adulthood for more than 10 years and has participated in several workshops on the topic. He is a former President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.