Adult Development, Therapy, and Culture: A Postmodern Synthesis

Hardcover | February 28, 1997

byGerald D. Young

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This original work integrates adult development, psychotherapy, and culture in a postmodern framework emphasizing the co-constructive, continual evolution that takes place in all three areas. Gerald D. Young bases his approach on a 25-step neo-Piagetian developmental lifespan model to illustrate the tack taken in each area. Helpful tables summarize specific aspects of the 25 steps, and key figures outline a sociocultural model of cognitive developmental based on the cognitive (mis)perception of the other.

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This original work integrates adult development, psychotherapy, and culture in a postmodern framework emphasizing the co-constructive, continual evolution that takes place in all three areas. Gerald D. Young bases his approach on a 25-step neo-Piagetian developmental lifespan model to illustrate the tack taken in each area. Helpful...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:396 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:February 28, 1997Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306453533

ISBN - 13:9780306453533

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Overview. The Postmodern Adult. Self and Family Development. Self Development, Family Development. Sociocultural Development. The Vygotskian Perspective on Cognitive Development. Contemporary Elaborations of Vygotskian Theory. Co-constructed Ameliorations of Vygotskian Theory. The Cognitive (Mis)Perception of the Other. Individual Differences and Co-Appropriaton. Therapy and Epistemology. Postmodern Adult Therapy. Transition Therapy. Epistemology. Conclusions. Elaborations, Conclusons, Contributions. Appendix: Political Discourse in Adolescents with Their Mothers. Index.