Encyclopedia of Adult Development

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Robert Kastenbaum
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - Psychology - 574 pages
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Robert Kastenbaum, creator of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Death, has now collected and edited a source of reliable information on adult development that is accessible to the general reader, useable by professionals, and perfect for those who are simply browsing. This work is a fascinating and highly informative look at the milestones and ordeals, the key issues, and the concerns of American adults. The book expands our understanding of adulthood through 105 articles written by more than 70 contributing specialists from the fields of psychology, anthropology, religion, and sociology.


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Robert Kastenbaum, PhD, is a professor of communications at Arizona State University, Tempe. With Beatrice Kastenbaum, he is coeditor of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Death (Oryx Press, 1989) and editor of the International Journal of Aging and Human Development. He has served as president of the American Association of Suicidology and chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America. Founder-editor of Omega, Journal of Death and Dying, and the International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Dr. Kastenbaum has also served as director of a geriatric hospital, consultant to the National Hospice Study, and clinical psychologist. His books include Death, Society, and Human Experience: The Psychology of Death (with Ruth B. Aisenberg) and Alcohol and Old Age (with Brian L. Mishara).

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