Developmental processes in Adulthood - European Research Perspectives
Kallio, E., & Pirttilä-Backman, A.-M. (2003). Developmental processes in Adulthood - European Research Perspectives. Journal of Adult Development, 10(3), 135-138. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1023426028821
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© 2003 Plenum Publishing Corporation. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Kluwer. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
The main objective of this Special European Issue is to investigate some topical aspects of recent research on adult development in Europe. More specifically, the issue offers a detailed discussion of questions involved in complex forms of adult cognition, scientific thinking, responses to the demands of everyday life, the effects of various life events on well-being, and the construction of an integrated model of the cognitive, social, and personality domains. Theo- retically, the articles are based on various viewpoints such as the neo-Piagetian perspectives on thinking, although others have connections with the Vygotskian approach to learning. In conclusion, we assert that the developmental processes of adulthood should always be viewed multidimensionally, contextually, and holistically, as the articles themselves clearly demonstrate.
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