The Development of Logic in Adulthood Postformal Thought and Its Applications

by Jan D. Sinnott

Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging Series

The Development of Logic in Adulthood Postformal Thought and Its Applications Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780306457234
Publication date: 31st March 1998
Author: Jan D. Sinnott
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers an imprint of Springer Science+Business Media
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 372 pages
Categories: Child & developmental psychology,

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