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This volume is an outgrowth ofcontemporary research on development over the adult lifespan, which by now has burgeoned and developed both nationally and internationally. However, for us, the impetus to be involved in this area was spawned and nurtured by our initial association with the Society for Research in Adult Development (SRAD) with its origins some 15 years ago by Michael Commonsand his associates inCambridge, Massachusetts. Throughthegood will and support of this society, we also became, and are still, heavily involved with the Journal of Adult Development and the Kluwer-Plenum Monograph Series on Adult Development and Aging, ofwhich this volume is a companion. Many ofthe contributions in the volume are from SRAD members, who con sistently adhere to a focus on positive adult development. Their chapters have been complemented by pieces from other researchers, who have adopted more mainstream approaches to adult development and/oraging. Regardless ofthe par ticular approach and/or focus of the chapter, all the work reported herein sup ports the relatively recent idea that development is not restricted to children and adolescents but continues throughout the adult lifespan in ways that we never envisionedsome 20 years ago. Thus, the volume represents state-of-the-arttheory, research, and practice on adult development, which has the potential to occupy us all for some time to come.
Preface; J. Demick, C. Andreoletti. Introduction; J. Demick, C. Andreoletti. 1. Theory in adult development: The new paradigm and the problem of direction; J. Stevens-Long, G. Michaud. 2. Developmental change in adulthood; D. Moshman. 3. Adult development: The holistic, developmental, sytems-oriented perspective; S. Wapner, J. Demick. 4. Postformal thought and adult development: Living in balance; J.D. Sinnott. 5. Four postformal stages; M. Commons, F.A. Richards. 6. Research methods in adult development; J.C. Cavanaugh, S. Krauss, Whitbourne. 7. Learning in adulthood; W.J. Hoyer, D.R. Touron. 8. Multiple perspectives on the development of adult intelligence; C.A. Berg, R.J. Sternberg. 9. Age related changes in memory; M.G. O'Connor, E.F. Kaplan. 10. The ontogeny of wisdom in its variations; D. Kramer. 11. Psychological approaches to wisdom and its development; D.J. Shedlock, S.W. Cornelius. 12. Practical wisdom: Applied adult development; P. Arlin, B. Yan. 13. Developmental trajectories and creative work in late life; L. Tahir, H.E. Gruber. 14. The development of possible selves in adulthood; J. Bybee, Y.V. Wells. 15. Gender differences in intellectual and moral development? The evidence that refutes the claim; M.M. Brabeck, E.L. Shore. 16. The good life: Longitudinal study of adult value reasoning; C. Armon, T.L. Dawson. 17. Moral metacognition in adolescence and adulthood; D.W. Schrader. 18. Reflective thinking in adulthood: Emergence, development, and variation; K.W. Fischer, E. Pruyne. 19. Protest, collaboration and creation of alternative models: Women's health activists using the internet; A. LoCicero. 20. Attachment theory and research: Contributions for understanding late adolescent and young adult development; M.E. Kenny, C.E. Baron. 21. Adult development and parenthood: A social cognitive perspective; S.T. Azar. 22. Superwomen raising superdaughters: Whatever happened to Black girlhood? Y.V. Wells. 23. Revisions: Processes of development in midlife women; R. Josselson. 24. Eldercare and personality development in middle age; A.H. Climo, A.J. Stewart. 25. Grandparent-grandchild relationships and the life course perspective; J. Hess Brown, P.A. Roodin. 26. `Roots that clutch': What adoption and foster care can tell us about adult development; J. Demick. 27. Discursive practices and their interpretation in the psychology of religious develoment: From constructivist canons to constructivist alternatives; J.M. Day, D.J. Youngman. 28. Adult development and the practice of psychotherapy; M. Basseches. 29. Executive developments as adult development; O. Laske. 30. Community service and adult development; D. Hart, et al. 31. Swords into plowshares: The recovery ethics of destructive adult development; C. Goldberg. Epilogue; J. Demick, C. Andreoletti. Index.