The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging

The Development of Logic in Adulthood

Postformal Thought and Its Applications

Authors: Sinnott, Jan

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In this book Jan D. Sinnott synthesizes her 20 years of research on lifespan cognitive development to describe the growth of complex (or `postformal') thought in adults. She shows specifically how adults improve mentally over a lifetime and learn to think in more complex and wiser ways. Applications of postformal thought are demonstrated in such diverse areas as - family relations - adult education - personal identity - and spirituality. Chapters examine relations between postformal thought and pertinent variables such as age, health, memory, and vocabulary. Other sections deal with issues in humanistic psychology such as - guided imagery - mind - body medicine - and creative intentionality.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sinnott, Jan D.

    Pages 1-10

  • Limits of Traditional Approaches for Understanding Adult Logical Development

    Sinnott, Jan D.

    Pages 13-21

  • What Characterizes Postformal Thought?

    Sinnott, Jan D.

    Pages 23-49

  • Development of Postformal Thought

    Sinnott, Jan D.

    Pages 51-71

  • New Physics Models Underlying Postformal Thought

    Sinnott, Jan D.

    Pages 73-89

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-306-45723-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3286-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of Logic in Adulthood
Book Subtitle
Postformal Thought and Its Applications
Authors
Series Title
The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2911-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2911-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45723-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3286-0
Series ISSN
1566-709X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 372
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