Encyclopedia of Adult Development

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Robert Kastenbaum
Oryx Press, 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, left a promising career as a skating messenger to enter University of Southern California on a fellowship in philosophy. He emerged as a clinical psychologist, and later served as director of a geriatric hospital before taking up his current responsibilities as professor of communication at Arizona State University. Along the way, he founded "International Journal of Aging and Human Development, " and "Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. "He is a past president of the American Association of Suicidology and past chair of the Section on Behavioral and Social Sciences of the Gerontological Society of America. Kastenbaum scripted the National Public Radio series: "Essays for the Ear: Youth's the Tune, Age the Song." He was a co-editor of "Handbook of the Humanities and Aging "(Springer Publishing Company, 1992), companion volume to the present book.

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