Aging and biography : explorations in adult development /

Personal life narratives can serve as a rich source of new insights into the experience of human aging. In this comprehensive volume, an international team of editors and contributors provide effective approaches to using biography to enhance our understanding of adult development. In addition to pr...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Birren, James E.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©1996.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Biography in Adult Development and Aging / J.-E Ruth and G.M. Kenyon
  • 2. The Meaning/Value of Personal Storytelling / G.M. Kenyon
  • 3. Emotionality and Continuity in Biographical Contexts / W. Mader
  • 4. Studying Older Lives: Reciprocal Acts of Telling and Listening / B.J. Choler and T.K. Cole
  • 5. Narrative Knowing and the Study of Lives / D.E. Polkinghorne
  • 6. Competence and Quality of Life: Theoretical Views of Biography / T. Svensson
  • 7. The Fractal Structure of Lives: Continuity and Discontinuity in Autobiography / J.J.F. Schroots
  • 8. Narrating the Self in Adulthood / D.P. McAdams
  • 9. The Complexity of Personal Narratives / B. de Vries and A.J. Lehman
  • 10. Ways of Life: Old Age in a Life History Perspective / J.-E. Ruth and P. Oberg
  • 11. Experienced Aging as Elucidated by Narratives / R.-L. Heikkinen
  • 12. Beyond Life Narratives in the Therapeutic Encounter / K.J. Gergen.