Integrative thinking is the key : An evaluation of current research into the development of thinking in adults

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dc.contributor.author Kallio, Eeva
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-05T08:16:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-02T22:45:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kallio, E. (2011). Integrative thinking is the key : An evaluation of current research into the development of thinking in adults. Theory & Psychology, vol. 21 no. 6, p. 785-801. doi:10.1177/0959354310388344
dc.identifier.issn 0959-3543
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37040
dc.description.abstract Post-formal relativistic-dialectical thinking has been widely claimed to be a new developmental stage of intellectual development. Other theoretical models come very close to post-formal thinking, with overlapping features such as the study of wisdom and epistemic understanding, as well as models of expertise, critical thinking, and scepticism. No coherent theory exists in the fields of post-formal and relativistic-dialectical thinking, though scholars have claimed that there is some similarity between the models. While empirical evidence of interconnectedness between them exists, a major difficulty lies in the theoretical definition of concepts. We critically assess the definitions of relativism and dialectical thinking and show these to be ambiguous and weakly defined terms. We argue that the notion of “integrative thinking” should be used instead of post-formal or relativistic-dialectical thinking. Integration can be additive or transformative. Transformational integration of various psychological domains seems to be the core component in models of adult cognitive development. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE
dc.relation.ispartofseries Theory and Psychology
dc.rights © 2011 SAGE Publications. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. This is an electronic final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Theory & Psychology by SAGE.
dc.subject.other theoretical analysis en
dc.subject.other integrative thinking en
dc.subject.other adult development en
dc.subject.other development of thinking en
dc.subject.other post-formal thinking en
dc.subject.other relativistic-dialectical thinking en
dc.subject.other epistemic understanding en
dc.subject.other wisdom en
dc.title Integrative thinking is the key : An evaluation of current research into the development of thinking in adults
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011120511762
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1177/0959354310388344
dc.description.version Final draft
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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