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Title Action & self-development : theory and research through the life span / Jochen Brandtstädter, Richard M. Lerner, editors
Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [1999]
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Contents Introduction : Development, action, and intentionality / Jochen Brandtstädter and Richard M. Lerner -- Revisiting Individuals as producers of their development : from dynamic interactionism to developmental systems / Richard M. Lerner and Ted Walls -- The self in action and development : cultural, biosocial, and ontogenetic bases of intentional self-development / Jochen Brandtstädter -- Selectivity in life-span development : biological and societal canalizations and individuals' developmental goals / Jutta Heckhausen and Richard Schulz -- Freedom isn't free : power, alienation, and the consequences of action / Dale Dannefer -- The dynamic codevelopment of intentionality, self, and social relations / Michael F. Mascolo, Kurt W. Fischer, and Robert A. Neimeyer -- The pursuit of personal goals : a motivational approach to well-being and life adjustment / Joachim C. Brunstein, Oliver C. Schultheiss, and Günter W. Maier -- Personal projects and social ecology : themes and variations across the life span / Brian R. Little -- Life planning : anticipating future life goals and managing personal development / Jacqui Smith -- The process of meaning construction : dissecting the flow of semiotic activity / Ingrid E. Josephs, Jaan Valsiner, and Seth E. Surgan -- A motivational-volitional perspective on identity development / Peter M. Gollwitzer [and others] -- Free fantasies about the future and the emergence of developmental goals / Gabriele Oettingen -- Psychological control in later life : implications for life-span development / Helene H. Fung, Ronald P. Abeles, and Laura L. Carstensen -- Intentional self-development through adulthood and later life : tenacious pursuit and flexible adjustment of goals / Jochen Brandtstädter, Dirk Wentura, and Klaus Rothermund -- Successful development and aging : the role of selection, optimization, and compensation / Alexandra M. Freund, Karen Z.H. Li, and Paul B. Baltes -- Emotional learning and mechanisms of intentional psychological change / Karen S. Quigley and Lisa Feldman Barrett -- Action regulation, coping, and development / Ellen A. Skinner
Summary This text explores the theoretical breadth of models and ideas relevant to action theory. Areas addresssed include personal goals, projects, life themes, life planning, cultural agency and historical and social contexts impact developmental patterns
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Action theory.
Maturation (Psychology)
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Form Electronic book
Author Brandtstädter, Jochen.
Lerner, Richard M.
ISBN 1452204802 (ebook)
1452261997 (electronic bk.)
9781452204802 (ebook)
9781452261997 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Action and self-development