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The development of logic in adulthood : postformal thought and its applications, Jan D. Sinnott

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The development of logic in adulthood : postformal thought and its applications
Title
The development of logic in adulthood
Title remainder
postformal thought and its applications
Statement of responsibility
Jan D. Sinnott
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The thesis of The Development of Logic in Adulthood is expressed in the author's phrase "logic of wisdom." This quality, Jan Sinnott argues, is the result of a maturing process in an individual's thinking, the refinement of decision making and interaction with others that develops over a lifetime. Adults develop complex thinking - or "postformal thought," to use the author's more technical term - out of a strong desire for unity and stability, and in recognition of the shortness of life. Sinnott maintains that the adult person can proactively cultivate the process of refining her or his thinking over time. She shows how this means of systematically combating alienation is applicable to many facets of a person's life: to demanding family and couple relationships; to social roles, which are made more flexible and adaptable; to workplace environments in which individuals use work to grow personally, and where concomitant living helps to resolve interpersonal conflicts; and to the fast-growing field of adult education, where active learning flourishes under teachers who employ the logic of wisdom. The author describes various techniques derived from her experimental studies carried out over a period of more than 20 years and explores the practical application of these methods in such areas as communication and conflict resolution, decision making, cross-cultural interaction, conscious spiritual development, ecology, and educational reform
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Sinnott, Jan D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF724.55.C63
LC item number
S55 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 A-009
  • BF 724.55.C63
NLM item number
S617d 1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adulthood
  • Cognition
  • Logic
  • Cognition
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Logic
  • Middle Aged
  • Cognitive learning
  • Adult learning
  • Adultes
  • Cognition
  • Logique
  • Adulthood
  • Cognition
  • Logic
  • Logisches Denken
  • Lebensalter
  • Lebensführung
Label
The development of logic in adulthood : postformal thought and its applications, Jan D. Sinnott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation of a theory and the purpose of this book -- Limits of traditional approaches for understanding adult logical development -- What characterizes postformal thought? -- Development of postformal thought -- New physics models underlying postformal thought -- General systems theory underlies postformal thought -- Chaos, complexity, self-regulating systems, and postformal thought -- Initial research : how do adults use logical thought? -- Interview and thinking aloud studies : a view of process -- Age differences in processes -- Emotion, intention, health, goal clarity, and other factors in postformal thought -- Digging deeper : a case study and suggestions for studying special subsamples -- Applications of the theory of postformal thought to education -- Reinventing the university to foster and serve postformal thinkers -- Postformal thought and multiperson groups : the workplace -- Postformal thought in multiperson groups : couples and families -- Development and yearning : postformal thought and spirituality -- Postformal thought, creativity, and creating the "self" -- Healing minds, bodies, nations, and the planet : the value of postformal thought -- Some uses of postformal thought in humanistic psychology -- Can we teach adults to use complex postformal thought? -- Postformal thought and living in balance -- Measure of postformal thought and coding and scoring guidelines -- The Narings Liv project at the Institute for Noetic Sciences -- Some readings in existential, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology and in mind-body medicine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 372 pages
Isbn
9780306457234
Lccn
97051715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38132670
  • (OCoLC)ocm38132670
Label
The development of logic in adulthood : postformal thought and its applications, Jan D. Sinnott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creation of a theory and the purpose of this book -- Limits of traditional approaches for understanding adult logical development -- What characterizes postformal thought? -- Development of postformal thought -- New physics models underlying postformal thought -- General systems theory underlies postformal thought -- Chaos, complexity, self-regulating systems, and postformal thought -- Initial research : how do adults use logical thought? -- Interview and thinking aloud studies : a view of process -- Age differences in processes -- Emotion, intention, health, goal clarity, and other factors in postformal thought -- Digging deeper : a case study and suggestions for studying special subsamples -- Applications of the theory of postformal thought to education -- Reinventing the university to foster and serve postformal thinkers -- Postformal thought and multiperson groups : the workplace -- Postformal thought in multiperson groups : couples and families -- Development and yearning : postformal thought and spirituality -- Postformal thought, creativity, and creating the "self" -- Healing minds, bodies, nations, and the planet : the value of postformal thought -- Some uses of postformal thought in humanistic psychology -- Can we teach adults to use complex postformal thought? -- Postformal thought and living in balance -- Measure of postformal thought and coding and scoring guidelines -- The Narings Liv project at the Institute for Noetic Sciences -- Some readings in existential, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology and in mind-body medicine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 372 pages
Isbn
9780306457234
Lccn
97051715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38132670
  • (OCoLC)ocm38132670

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