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The development of logic in adulthood : postformal thought and its applications

Author: Jan D Sinnott
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1998.
Series: Plenum series in adult development and aging.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The thesis of The Development of Logic in Adulthood is expressed in the author's phrase "logic of wisdom." This quality, Jan Sinnott argues, is the result of a maturing process in an individual's thinking, the refinement of decision making and interaction with others that develops over a lifetime. Adults develop complex thinking - or "postformal thought," to use the author's more technical term - out of a strong  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sinnott, Jan D.
Development of logic in adulthood.
New York : Plenum Press, [1998]
(OCoLC)851775294
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan D Sinnott
ISBN: 0306457237 9780306457234
OCLC Number: 38132670
Description: xx, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Creation of a theory and the purpose of this book --
Limits of traditional approaches for understanding adult logical development --
What characterizes postformal thought? --
Development of postformal thought --
New physics models underlying postformal thought --
General systems theory underlies postformal thought --
Chaos, complexity, self-regulating systems, and postformal thought --
Initial research : how do adults use logical thought? --
Interview and thinking aloud studies : a view of process --
Age differences in processes --
Emotion, intention, health, goal clarity, and other factors in postformal thought --
Digging deeper : a case study and suggestions for studying special subsamples --
Applications of the theory of postformal thought to education --
Reinventing the university to foster and serve postformal thinkers --
Postformal thought and multiperson groups : the workplace --
Postformal thought in multiperson groups : couples and families --
Development and yearning : postformal thought and spirituality --
Postformal thought, creativity, and creating the "self" --
Healing minds, bodies, nations, and the planet : the value of postformal thought --
Some uses of postformal thought in humanistic psychology --
Can we teach adults to use complex postformal thought? --
Postformal thought and living in balance --
Measure of postformal thought and coding and scoring guidelines --
The Narings Liv project at the Institute for Noetic Sciences --
Some readings in existential, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology and in mind-body medicine.
Series Title: Plenum series in adult development and aging.
Responsibility: Jan D. Sinnott.
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