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Paths to Successful Development : Personality in the Life Course - Lea Pulkkinen

Paths to Successful Development

Personality in the Life Course

By: Lea Pulkkinen (Editor), Avshalom Caspi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th June 2002
ISBN: 9780521804837
Number Of Pages: 436

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The influence of the lifespan approach has been an important feature of recent research in developmental psychology, as has a growing interest in the relationship between personality and development. This important new book, edited by two distinguished psychologists, explores the relationship between personality and development from a life-course perspective. The book presents current theoretical approaches and new empirical findings from ongoing studies conducted by leading researchers in North America and Europe. It is unique in focussing on successful personality development, where developmental psychology in the past seems to have focussed almost entirely on problem behaviour and risk of maladaption. The book has a multidisciplinary appeal and will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of developmental psychology, adult development and aging, and personality and social psychology.

'The editors and authors are to be congratulated for the quality of the collection ... The book is recommended for any scholar interested in personality, development, and adaptive and maladaptive lives.' International Journal of Behavioural Development 'The merits of the volume lie in the range of approaches covered, the different longitudinal studies encompassed from Europe, US and New Zealand, the strong emphasis placed on social factors but also encapsulating psychological, physiological and historical change. In an era where personality investigation has become a 'gene hunt' it is refreshing to see openly social explanations for human behaviour and development.' Psychological Medicine

Personality and paths to successful development: an overview
Temperament and Emotion Regulation
Temperament and socialization
The role of emotionality and regulation in children's social competence and adjustment
Formation of Social Relationships
Attachment relationships and appraisal of partnership: from early experience of sensitive support to later relationship representation
How do adolescents select their friends? a behaviour genetic perspective
Continuity in Individual Life Paths
Personality types in childhood and adolescence: main effects and person-relationship transactions
The influence of early behaviour patterns on later life
Studying processes: some methodological considerations
Environmental Contributions to Personality Development
The role of ethnic identity in personality development
Time and change: psychosocial transition in German adults 1991 and 1996
Life Transitions
Developmental regulation of life-course transitions: a control theory approach
Social selection, social causation, and developmental pathways: empirical strategies for better understanding how individuals and environments are linked across the life course
Pathways through challenge: implications for well-being and health
Personal Goals and Well-Being
Individual differences in personal goals in mid-thirties
Social Production Function (SPF) theory as an heuristic for understanding developmental trajectories and outcomes
Searching for paths to successful development and ageing: integrating developmental and action-theoretical perspectives
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ISBN: 9780521804837
ISBN-10: 0521804833
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 7th June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.64

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