Stage 7 - biologists and novelists in developing his theory...

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Erikson's Psychosocial Model Levinson's theory, and those of his protege, Gail Sheehy, are often criticized by serious gerontologists, but became very popular with the media. Books such as Passages , Lifeprints , and The Silent Passage : Menopause are popular books resulting from work by Levinson and Sheehy. Levinson looked at 40 middle-class white men (hourly workers, business executives, academic
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Unformatted text preview: biologists, and novelists) in developing his theory of 10 stages of adult life . Even if this is just a "Man's Theory," I'll bet if you compare all your dads, their life paths would not look like Levinson's. This theory is not universally applicable. Periods of stability vs. times of transitions is a useful concept, however....
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