publication . Other literature type . Article . 1987

Theoretical Propositions of Life-Span Developmental Psychology: On the Dynamics between Growth and Decline.

Paul B. Baltes;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1987
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Abstract
Life-span developmental psychology involves the study of constancy and change in behavior throughout the life course. One aspect of life-span research has been the advancement of a more general, metatheoretical view on the nature of development. The family of theoretical perspectives associated with this metatheoretical view of life-span developmental psychology includes the recognition of multidirectionality in ontogenetic change, consideration of both age-connected and disconnected developmental factors, a focus on the dynamic and continuous interplay between growth (gain) and decline (loss), emphasis on historical embeddedness and other structural contextual ...
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free text keywords: Life-span and Life-course Studies, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Demography, Developmental systems theory, Embeddedness, Developmental robotics, Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, Gestalt psychology, Cognitive science, Differential psychology, Metatheory, Life course approach, Developmental stage theories, Psychology, Social psychology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1987

Theoretical Propositions of Life-Span Developmental Psychology: On the Dynamics between Growth and Decline.

Paul B. Baltes;