A conception of adult development.

  title={A conception of adult development.},
  author={Daniel J. Levinson},
  journal={American Psychologist},
  • D. Levinson
  • Published 1986
  • Psychology
  • American Psychologist
Adult development is becoming an important field of study for psychology and other disciplines. Little has been done, however, to conceptualize the nature of adult development and to define the major issues in this field. The author summarizes his own formulations of life course, life cycle, life structure, and the adult development of the life structure in early and middle adulthood. He then discusses six major issues that must be dealt with by every structural approach to adult development… 

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