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ERIC Number: ED173695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Adult Intellectual Development as Social-Cognitive Growth: A Model.
Sinnott, Jan D.
This paper describes a tentative model to assist in conceptualization of the dynamics of adult social-cognitive development based on Piaget's and Riegel's thought, gerontological studies, and dialectical theory. The proposed model possesses several qualities: (1) it derives from the concept of intelligence as an adaptive biological entity; (2) it allows for exploration of the social cognitive growth of each person in an interaction, simultaneously; (3) both the intrapersonal and interpersonal dialectical processes can be explored; (4) logical operational development is considered a function of social experience; and (5) the model may be used to understand adult thinking in key areas of work, family relations and personal integrity. A pretest which utilizes analyses of adult dialogs is described, and further applications and research approaches are suggested. (PJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Gerontological Society (31st, Dallas, Texas, November, 1978); Best copy available