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Description - Paths to Successful Development by Lea Pulkkinen

The influence of the lifespan approach has been an important feature of recent research in developmental psychology, as has a growing interest in the relationship between personality and development. This important new book, edited by two distinguished psychologists, explores the relationship between personality and development from a life-course perspective. The book presents current theoretical approaches and new empirical findings from ongoing studies conducted by leading researchers in North America and Europe. It is unique in focussing on successful personality development, where developmental psychology in the past seems to have focussed almost entirely on problem behaviour and risk of maladaption. The book has a multidisciplinary appeal and will be of interest to students and researchers in the fields of developmental psychology, adult development and aging, and personality and social psychology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521804837
ISBN-10: 0521804833
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 436
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lea Pulkkinen

Lea Pulkkinen is Academy Professor at the Academy of Finland and Professor of Psychology at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. She has published extensively on personality and development including articles in the International Journal of Behavioral Development, the Journal of Research in Personality and the Journal of Adult Development. Avshalom Caspi is Professor of Personality and Social Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, England, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He is co-author of Sex Differences in Antisocial Behaviour (Cambridge, 2001).