Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-07
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art analysis, integration, and summary of theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning-a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies. Featuring contributions from prominent scholars across diverse disciplinary fields (education, developmental psychology, public policy, gerontology, neurology, public health, sociology, family studies, and adult education), the volume is organized around six themes: Theoretical Perspectives on Adult Development and Learning, Research Methods in Adult Development, Research on Adult Development, Research on Adult Learning, Aging and Gerontological Research, Policy Perspectives on Aging.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Chapter Reviewersp. xxi
Theoretical Perspectives on Adult Development and Learningp. 1
Challenges for the Current Status of Adult Developmental Theories: A New Century of Progressp. 3
Emerging Adulthood: Learning and Development During the First Stage of Adulthoodp. 34
Models of Adult Development in Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Theory and Erikson's Biopsychosocial Life Stage Theory: Moving to a More Complete Three-Model Viewp. 68
Cognitive Development as the Dance of Adaptive Transformation: Neo-Piagetian Perspectives on Adult Cognitive Developmentp. 103
Research Methods in Adult Developmentp. 135
Analyzing Change in Adulthood with Multilevel Growth Models: Selected Measurement, Design, and Analysis Issuesp. 137
Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysisp. 162
Research on Adult Developmentp. 181
Epistemological, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal Development in the College Years and Young Adulthoodp. 183
Addressing Stability and Change in the Six-Foci Model of Personality: Personality Development in Midlife and Beyondp. 220
Adjustment and Growth: Two Trajectories of Positive Personality Development across Adulthoodp. 241
Attachment and Marriagep. 269
The Influence of Family Relationships on Adult Psychological Well-Being and Generativityp. 305
The Close Relationships of Sexual Minorities: Partners, Friends, and Familyp. 350
Gender Strategies: Socialization, Allocation, and Strategic Selection Processes Shaping the Gendered Adult Life Coursep. 378
Career Development, Work, and Occupational Successp. 412
Religious and Spiritual Development in Adulthoodp. 436
Research on Adult Learningp. 461
A Brief History of Research and Theory on Adult Learning and Cognitionp. 463
Expertise and the Adult Learner: A Historical, Psychological, and Methodological Explorationp. 484
An Integrative Model of Everyday Problem Solving Across the Adult Life Spanp. 524
Changes in Goal-Striving Across the Life Span: Do People Learn to Select More Self-Concordant Goals as They Age?p. 553
Informal and Incidental Learning in the Workplacep. 570
Literacy in Adulthoodp. 601
Service-Learning, Civic and Community Participation: Contributions to Adult Developmentp. 636
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adultsp. 670
Aging and Gerontological Researchp. 693
What Do We Know About the Aging Brain?: Implications for Learning in Late Lifep. 695
Wisdom, Integrity, and Life Satisfaction in Very Old Agep. 732
Policy Perspectives on Agingp. 761
Social Trends and Public Policy in an Aging Societyp. 763
Postscriptp. 784
Contributorsp. 785
Indexp. 789
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