Life-span Developmental Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124824201, 9781483288840

Life-span Developmental Psychology

1st Edition

Historical and Generational Effects

Editors: Kathleen A. McCluskey
eBook ISBN: 9781483288840
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1984
Page Count: 298
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Description

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.

Table of Contents


Contributors


Preface


Acknowledgments


1. Historical Time and Cohort Effects


Introduction


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


References


2. Dimensions of Historical Constancy and Change


Introduction


Dimensions of Life Events


The New Madrid Earthquake


Methods of Study


Examples


Conclusions


References


3. The Individual as Consumer and Producer of Historical Change


Introduction


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


Conclusion


References


4. Simulation of Cultural Change by Cross-Cultural Research: Some Metamethodological Considerations


Introduction


Cross-Cultural Simulation of Sociocultural Change within Life-Span Developmental Psychology


Conclusion


References


5. Culture, Language, and Mature Rationality


Introduction


The Relativization of Cognitive Maturity


Philosophy and the Crisis of the Personal


The Reintegration of Individuality in Maturity


Conclusions


References


6. Social Change, World Views, and Cohort Succession: The United States in the 1980s


Introduction


Generational Discontinuities in Tunisia


The Transformations of Industrialism


A New

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No. of pages:
298
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1984
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483288840

About the Editor

Kathleen A. McCluskey

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