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Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development

Edited by: M Cecil Smith , Nancy DeFrates-Densch

Print publication date:  November  2008
Online publication date:  November  2008

Print ISBN: 9780805858198
eBook ISBN: 9780203887882
Adobe ISBN: 9781135597405

10.4324/9780203887882
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Book description

The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes 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.

The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, faculty, graduate students and practitioners whose work pertains to adult and lifespan development and learning.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Challenges for the Current Status of Adult Developmental Theories Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Emerging Adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Models of Adult Development in Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Theory and Erikson's Biopsychosocial Life Stage Theory Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cognitive Development as the Dance of Adaptive Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Analyzing Change in Adulthood with Multilevel Growth Models Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Epistemological, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal Development in the College Years and Young Adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Addressing Stability and Change in the Six-Foci Model of Personality Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Adjustment and Growth Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Attachment and Marriage Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Influence of Family Relationships on Adult Psychological Well-Being and Generativity Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Close Relationships of Sexual Minorities Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Gender Strategies Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Career Development, Work, and Occupational Success Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Religious and Spiritual Development in Adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A Brief History of Research and Theory on Adult Learning and Cognition Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Expertise and the Adult Learner Download PDF
Chapter  18:  An Intergrative Model of Everyday Problem Solving Across the Adult Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Changes in Goal-Striving Across the Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Informal and Incidental Learning in the Workplace Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Literacy in Adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Service-Learning, Civic and Community Participation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults Download PDF
Chapter  24:  What Do We Know About the Aging Brain? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Wisdom, Integrity, and Life Satisfaction in Very Old Age Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Social Trends and Public Policy in an Aging Society Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Postscript Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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