LectureOutline14-EAdultCogSoc

LectureOutline14-EAdultCogSoc - Lecture Outline Lecture 14:...

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Lecture Outline – Lecture 14: Thinking and Social Development in Early Adulthood What is the nature of adult thought? Klaus Riegel -Dialectical operations or postformal thought. -Accept contradiction and integrate differing viewpoints into a larger conceptual understanding -Involves reasoning that’s adapted to subjective, real-life contexts. Gisela Labouvie-Vief (postformal thought) -Subjective feeling and personal experiences must be integrated with objective, analytic thought. Central characteristics of postformal thought -Relativism: aware of multiple truths -Contradiction -Synthesis Do thinking and reasoning change during the course of adulthood ? Yes, but develops slowly, is less predictable, and is less age-specific Schaie’s Stages of Adult Cognitive Development – First Three Stages (of 6) 1. Acquisitive Stage-Childhood and adolescence-acquire info “what should I know?” 2. Achieving Stage-Young adulthood-apply knowledge to one’s major life decisions; “How should I use what I know? 3.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 240 taught by Professor Gehring during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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LectureOutline14-EAdultCogSoc - Lecture Outline Lecture 14:...

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