Handbook Of Adult Development And Learning

Hardcover | March 10, 2006

EditorCarol Hoare

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Adult development and learning have always existed as two separate fields of study, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. Recent advances in theory, research, and practice, however, have made it clear that an important reciprocal relationship exists betweenthem: advances in development frequently lead to learning, and conversely, learning quite often fuels development. The synchronicity between development and learning is responsible for positive changes in many capacities, including insight, intelligence, reflective and meta-cognition, personalityexpression, interpersonal competence, and self-efficacy. This synchronicity is also leading to the growth of a new discipline at the borders of adult development and learning. The Handbook of Adult Development and Learning is the first to bring together the leading scholars from both adultdevelopment and learning to explore what will form the foundation for this new discipline--the latest research at the intersection of these fields. It examines six major aspects of their intersection: foundations, key areas of integration, the self system, higher reaches of development andlearning, essential contexts, and specific applications. An introductory chapter explains why it is so important to recognize and fuel the growth of this new discipline. Subsequent chapters review the latest theoretical and empirical literature and provide a rich itinerary for future research.This handbook is a must-read for all who promote optimal aging. It will be an invaluable reference for scholars in development and education, as well as rich resource for policy makers and practitioners, such as corporate executives and human-resource personnel.

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Adult development and learning have always existed as two separate fields of study, with development falling under psychology and learning under education. Recent advances in theory, research, and practice, however, have made it clear that an important reciprocal relationship exists betweenthem: advances in development frequently lead...

Carol Hoare is Professor of Human Development and Human Resource Development in the Department of Counseling and Human and Organizational Studies, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University. An alumna of Carlow College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hoare earned her docto...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 7.28 × 10.12 × 1.5 inPublished:March 10, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019517190X

ISBN - 13:9780195171907

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Part I - Foundations1. Carol Hoare: Growing a Discipline at the Borders of Thought2. Sharan B. Merriam and M. Carolyn Clark: Learning and Development: The Connection in Adulthood3. Grace I.L. Caskie and Sherry L. Willis: Research Design and Methodological Issues for Adult Development and LearningPart II - Do Development and Learning Fuel One Another in Adulthood?: Four Key Areas4. Karen Strohm Kitchener, Patricia M. King, and Sonia DeLuca: The Development of Reflective Judgment in Adulthood5. K. Warner Schaie and Faika A.K. Zanjani: Intellectual Development Across Adulthood6. Nathan S. Consedine and Carol Magai: Emotional Development in Adulthood: A Developmental Functional Review and Critique7. Frieder R. Lang and Jutta Heckhausen: Motivation and Interpersonal Regulation Across Adulthood: Managing the Challenges and Constraints of Social ContextsPart III - The Self-System in Adult Development and Learning8. Daniel Cervone, Daniele Artistico, and Jane M. Berry: Self-efficacy and Adult Development9. Kathleen Taylor: Autonomy and Self-Directed Learning: A Developmental Journey10. Melvin E. Miller: Adult Development, Learning, and Insight Through Psychotherapy: The Cultivation of Change and TransformationPart IV - The Higher Reaches of Adult Development and Learning11. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura: Creativity Through the Life Span From an Evolutionary Systems Perspective12. Michael Lamport Commons and Linda Marie Bresette: Illuminating Major Creative Scientific Innovators with Postformal Stages13. Caroline L. Bassett: Laughing at Gilded Butterflies: Integrating Wisdom, Development, and Learning14. Ronald R. Irwin: Spiritual Development in Adulthood: Key Concepts and ModelsPart V - Essential Contexts for the Learning, Developing Adult15. Jack Demick: Effects of Children on Adult Development and Learning: Parenthood and Beyond16. Carol Hoare: Work as the Catalyst of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning: Identity and Personality17. Jan D. Sinnott and Debra Berlanstein: The Importance of Feeling Whole: Learning to Feel Connected, Community, and Adult Development18. Heidi Keller and Anne Werchan: Culture, Learning, and Adult DevelopmentPart VI - Adult Development and Learning, Measured and Applied19. Theo L. Dawson-Tunik: The Meaning and Measurement of Conceptual Development in Adulthood20. Judith Stevens-Long and Robert Barner: Advanced Avenues in Adult Development and Learning: The Role of Doctoral Study21. Garrett McAuliffe: The Evolution of Professional Competence22. Glen Rogers, Marcia Mentkowski, and Judith Reisetter Hart: Adult Holistic Development and Multidimensional Performance

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"This is truly a seminal work...The book is truly comprehensive in its inclusion of different perspectives and factors as well as investigative approaches."--PsycCRITIQUES