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ERIC Number: ED012055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 47
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THE ADULT YEARS.
NEUGARTEN, BERNICE L.
THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES (1) THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES THAT PREOCCUPY DIFFERENT, ADULT AGE GROUPS AND (2) THE AGE-STATUS SYSTEM AS IT IS CHANGING IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. THE RELATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO THE SOCIAL GROUPS OF WHICH HE IS A MEMBER, THE WAYS OF ABSORBING AND USING NEW IDEAS, AND THE OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT THE INDIVIDUAL RECOGNIZES IN FURTHERING HIS GOALS WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE CONCERNS ABOUT WHICH ADULT MEN AND WOMEN WILL TURN TO COUNSELORS FOR GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE. AS NEW PROBLEMS AND NEW SATISFACTIONS OF HUMAN LIFE ARE CREATED, MORE AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADULT COUNSELING WILL APPEAR IN SOCIETY, AND NEW EXPERTISE WILL BE EXPECTED. THE ISSUES AFFECTING ADULTHOOD ARE (1) THE INDIVIDUAL'S USE OF EXPERIENCE, (2) HIS STRUCTURING OF THE SOCIAL WORLD IN WHICH HE LIVES, (3) HIS PERSPECTIVES OF TIME, (4) THE WAYS IN WHICH HE DEALS WITH THE MAJOR THEMES OF WORK, LOVE, TIME, AND DEATH, AND (5) THE CHANGES IN SELF-CONCEPT AND IDENTITY AS INDIVIDUALS FACE MARRIAGE, PARENTHOOD, CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND DECLINE, RETIREMENT, ILLNESS, AND WIDOWHOOD. THIS ADDRESS WAS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ON THE TRAINING OF COUNSELORS OF ADULTS (CHATHAM, MAY 22-28, 1965). (RM)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.; New England Board of Higher Education, Winchester, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Brookline); Massachusetts (Winchester)