Psychology of Adulthood
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age
Women Rowing North
Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1632869608
Presents a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age, exploring how the myriad roles and challenges of women can help promote balance and a transcendent sense of well-being.
The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
The Third Chapter
Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
Paperback      ISBN: 0374532214
“We must develop a compelling vision of later life: one that does not assume a trajectory of decline after fifty, but one that recognizes it as a time of change, grown, and new learning; a time when ‘our courage gives us hope.’” —from The Third Chapter At a key moment in the twenty-first century, demographers are recognizing the significance of a distinct developmental phase: those years following early adulthood and middle age when we are “neither young nor old.” Whether by choice or not, many in their “third chapters” are finding ways to adapt, explore, and channel their energies, skills, and passions in new ways and into new areas. It’s this process of creative reinvention that the renowned sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot details in The Third Chapter, which redefines our views about the casualties and opportunities of aging. She challenges the still-prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing how the years between fifty and seventy-five may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in our lives, tracing the ways in which wisdom, experience, and new learning inspire individual growth and cultural transformation. The Third Chapter is not a how-to guide but a fascinating work of sociology, full of passionate and poignant stories of risk and vulnerability, failure and resilience, challenge and mastery, experimentation and improvisation, and insight and new learning. These stories reveal a whole world of learning and discovery awaiting those who want it. In The Third Chapter, Lawrence-Lightfoot captures a new moment in history and offers us a book rich with insight and hope about our endless capacity for change and growth.
Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up
Mastering Adulthood
Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up
Paperback      ISBN: 1684031931
Provides evidence-based skills and empowering strategies to young adults to help them navigate and cope with feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and stress that may be getting in the way of living an independent, fulfilling adult life. Original.
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives
Women in Second Adulthood
Paperback      ISBN: 0452287219
A lighthearted road map through the challenging terrain of middle life for today's women features anecdotal stories, scientific information, and the author's own personal experiences to share inspirational insights into how to render the second half of life a period of accomplishment, passion, and self-discovery. Reprint.
The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain
The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0143118870
Draws on new research to examine the brain's peak capacity in middle age, explaining how a growth of white matter and brain connectors enables improved judgment, cognitive function, and problem solving.
The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
The Third Chapter
Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0374275491
Citing a growing population of middle-aged citizens and a mainstream perspective that its members are neither young nor old, a demographic assessment explores the ways in which today's people between the ages of fifty and seventy-five are redefining beliefs about maturity, power, and sexuality.
100 Simple Secrets Of The Best Half Of Life: What Scientists Have Learned And How You Can Use It
100 Simple Secrets Of The Best Half Of Life
What Scientists Have Learned And How You Can Use It
Paperback      ISBN: 0060564733
Collecting up-to-date, relevant data from thousands of scientific studies on aging, the noted psychologist and author of The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People presents a series of essntial ways to find and maintain health, joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment throughout one's life. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Adaptation to Life
Adaptation to Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0674004140
Between 1939 and 1942, Harvard University recruited 268 of its healthiest, most promising undergraduates for a revolutionary study of the human life cycle. Vaillant, the study
Adult Development: Models and Methods in the Study of Adolescent and Adult Thought
Adult Development
Models and Methods in the Study of Adolescent and Adult Thought
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275927555
This volume brings together the work of numerous scholars to explore the nature of postformal thought. The contributors represent the diversity of models and approaches that characterize the ongoing research in this area and, at the same time, act to unify this body of literature within a common framework of analysis.
Adult Development
Adult Development
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275921069
"This volume contains an expansion of the material dealt with in the first edition plus extensive updating that incorporates significant recent research. It presents an integrative view of the field of adult development as well as an orientation to research and practice for interested professionals. The material is organized around a topical approach that deals with processes within several major areas of human functioning. . . . The book is for advanced undergraduates, as it requires some sophistication on the part of the reader. An excellent addition to academic libraries, it can serve as a valuable reference and source book." Choice "[The book] is a distinctive contribution to the array of texts on adult development. Whitbourne's second edition is a very useful and unique addition to the existing textbooks in the field. It could well serve as a text for advanced courses on adult development, particularly with a psychosocial orientation." Contemporary Psychology