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Life-Span Developmental Psychology: Historical and Generational Effects provides theoretical and methodological frameworks and examples in history-graded influences on life-span development. The book is a compilation of select research papers by sociologists and psychologists in the study of the biological and environmental determinants of development. The topics discussed in the text include the historical and cohort effects; the aims, methods, and problems of research on historical constancy and change; the relationships between history-graded events and normative age-graded (ontogenetic) events; and the investigation of the developing individual in a changing world. Empirical samples of history-graded influence studies of various age cohorts from the United States and other countries are presented as well. Psychologists and sociologists will find the book very insightful.
1. Historical Time and Cohort Effects
Historical Time and Cohort Effects in Psychological Data
The Concepts of Cohort and Period Revisited
How Do We Measure Historical Time?
Implications for the Estimation of Age, Cohort, and Period Effects
Summary and Conclusions
2. Dimensions of Historical Constancy and Change
Dimensions of Life Events
The New Madrid Earthquake
Methods of Study
3. The Individual as Consumer and Producer of Historical Change
A Framework for Discussion
The Observer Outside the Observed System
The Observer Is Part of the System
The Observed Individual's Reflections on History
Evaluating Our Discipline against the System of Relationships
4. Simulation of Cultural Change by Cross-Cultural Research: Some Metamethodological Considerations
Cross-Cultural Simulation of Sociocultural Change within Life-Span Developmental Psychology
5. Culture, Language, and Mature Rationality
The Relativization of Cognitive Maturity
Philosophy and the Crisis of the Personal
The Reintegration of Individuality in Maturity
6. Social Change, World Views, and Cohort Succession: The United States in the 1980s
Generational Discontinuities in Tunisia
The Transformations of Industrialism
A New Sense of Limits
Distrust of Institutional Leadership
Skepticism about Technology
Generational Shifts in World Views
The Rise of Environmentalism
7. Love, War, and the Life Cycle of the Family
The Central Europeans
The North Africans
The Moslem Arabs
The Lessons of History
8. Hardship in Lives: Depression Influences from the 1930s to Old Age in Postwar America
Linking Economic Events and Health
Depression Adversity in the Later Years
Hard Times and Health in the 1930s
9. Fatherhood: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
In Search of a Baseline
A Portrait of Traditional Families
Unplanned and Planned Change: Effects on Fathering
Unplanned Changes in Fathering
Cultural Support Systems for Fathers and Families
Effects of Changes in Fathering on Children and Parents
Conclusions and Future Trends
10. Grandparenthood in Transition
Position of the Aged in Traditional Societies
Changing Family Structure
Findings and Results
Discussion and Conclusions
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- © Academic Press 1984
- 28th December 1984
- Academic Press
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