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ERIC Number: ED437516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 333
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-4801-2
The Adult Years: Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal. Revised Edition.
Hudson, Frederic M.
This book identifies skills and competencies that can empower adults throughout the life cycle. Part 1 focuses on the emerging adult. Chapter 1 contrasts new opportunities for adult living with the negative belief that the United States' best days are behind. Chapter 2 makes a case for a cyclical pattern for understanding adult life. Part 2 interprets the cycle of life change and describes human skills that empower adult life chapters and life transitions. Chapter 3 presents the pattern of adult change, with 4 phases of change and 10 life skills for enabling adult renewal and empowerment. Chapter 4 describes how to build strong adult life chapters and cooperate with their endings. Chapter 5 interprets life transitions that occur when life chapters cannot be sustained, repaired, or renewed. Part 3 portrays the adult life cycle. Chapter 6 explains how adults define life meaning and mission across the life cycle. Chapter 7 describes today's 20- and 30-year-olds. Chapter 8 examines how 40- and 50-year-olds express their life purpose, as self-reliance and interdependence become important focal points. Chapter 9 looks at continuities and changes in 60- to 90-year-olds as adult life continues to find new orientations. Chapter 10 presents 6 principles of life-cycle change. Part 4 applies the ideas to the self-renewing process in people and society. Chapter 11 explores the connections between adult life and global chaos. Chapter 12 outlines 10 qualities of self-renewing people. Chapter 13 shows the importance of adult mentor-coaches. The book contains 593 references, endnotes, and an index. (YLB)
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($24.95). Tel: 415-433-1740; Fax: 415-433-0499.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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