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Developmental regulation in adulthood : age-normative and sociostructural constraints as adaptive challenges

Author: Jutta Heckhausen
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life-span theory of control proposes that control of one's environment is the key to adaptive functioning throughout the life span. The theory identifies the evolutionary roots and the life-span developmental course of human striving to control the environment (primary control) and the self (secondary control). Primary control is directed at producing effects in the external world, while secondary control  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jutta Heckhausen
ISBN: 0521581443 9780521581448 0511527853 9780511527852
OCLC Number: 38748946
Description: xi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Selectivity and Failure Compensation as Fundamental Requirements of Human Behavior and Development --
2. The Life Course as a Context of Action --
3. Primary and Secondary Control across the Life Span --
4. A Model of Developmental Regulation across the Life Span --
5. Developmental Goals as Organizers of Developmental Regulation --
6. Developmental Regulation in Different Life-Course Ecologies --
7. Social Comparisons as Prototypical Strategies in Developmental Regulation --
8. Conclusions and Prospects for Future Research.
Responsibility: Jutta Heckhausen.
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