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The Resource Aging and biography : explorations in adult development, James E. Birren [and others], editors ; Gary M. Kenyon, Jan-Erik Ruth, editorial coordinators

Aging and biography : explorations in adult development, James E. Birren [and others], editors ; Gary M. Kenyon, Jan-Erik Ruth, editorial coordinators

Label
Aging and biography : explorations in adult development
Title
Aging and biography
Title remainder
explorations in adult development
Statement of responsibility
James E. Birren [and others], editors ; Gary M. Kenyon, Jan-Erik Ruth, editorial coordinators
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 providing new theoretical aspects on aging and biography, the book also details new developments concerning the practical use of different biographical approaches in both research and clinical work. This is a landmark volume advancing the use of narrative approaches in gerontology
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.95
LC item number
.A48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Birren, James E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adulthood
  • Aging
  • Gerontology
  • Social sciences
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Aging
  • Autobiography
  • Aged
  • Aged
  • Personality Development
Label
Aging and biography : explorations in adult development, James E. Birren [and others], editors ; Gary M. Kenyon, Jan-Erik Ruth, editorial coordinators
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
32395961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780826189806
Lccn
95002876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Aging and biography : explorations in adult development, James E. Birren [and others], editors ; Gary M. Kenyon, Jan-Erik Ruth, editorial coordinators
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
32395961
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 351 pages
Isbn
9780826189806
Lccn
95002876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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