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The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development

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The Evolving Self focuses upon the most basic and universal of psychological problems--the individual's effort to make sense of experience, to make meaning of life. According to Robert Kegan, meaning-making is a lifelong activity that begins in earliest infancy and continues to evolve through a series of stages encompassing childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The Evolving Self describes this process of evolution in rich and human detail, concentrating especially on the internal experience of growth and transition, its costs and disruptions as well as its triumphs.

At the heart of our meaning-making activity, the book suggests, is the drawing and redrawing of the distinction between self and other. Using Piagetian theory in a creative new way to make sense of how we make sense of ourselves, Kegan shows that each meaning-making stage is a new solution to the lifelong tension between the universal human yearning to be connected, attached, and included, on the one hand, and to be distinct, independent, and autonomous on the other. The Evolving Self is the story of our continuing negotiation of this tension. It is a book that is theoretically daring enough to propose a reinterpretation of the Oedipus complex and clinically concerned enough to suggest a variety of fresh new ways to treat those psychological complaints that commonly arise in the course of development.

Kegan is an irrepressible storyteller, an impassioned opponent of the health-and-illness approach to psychological distress, and a sturdy builder of psychological theory. His is an original and distinctive new voice in the growing discussion of human development across the life span.

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The Evolving Self focuses upon the most basic and universal of psychological problems--the individual's effort to make sense of experience, to make meaning of life. According to Robert Kegan, meaning-making is a lifelong activity that begins in earliest infancy and continues to evolve through a series of stages encompassing childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. The Evolving Self describes this process of evolution in rich and human detail, concentrating especially on the internal experience of growth and transition, its

About the Author

<>Robert Keganis the William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the <>Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Construction and Development

PART ONE: EVOLUTIONARY TRUCES

1. The Unrecognized Genius of Jean Piaget

2. The Evolution of Moral Meaning-Making

3. The Constitutions of the Self

PART TWO: THE NATURAL EMERGENCIES OF THE SELF

4. The Growth and Loss of the Incorporative Self

5. The Growth and Loss of the Impulsive Self

6. The Growth and Loss of the Imperial Self

7. The Growth and Loss of the Interpersonal Self

8. The Growth and Loss of the Institutional Self

9. Natural Therapy

REFERENCES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674272316
Author:
Kegan, Robert
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Developmental Psychology
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Self
Subject:
Personality change
Subject:
Ego.
Subject:
Human development.
Subject:
Meaning
Subject:
Moi
Subject:
Signification
Subject:
Psychothâerapie
Subject:
Personnalitâe
Subject:
Psychologie du dâeveloppement
Subject:
Developmental - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
9112
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 line illustrations, 12 tables
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15 oz

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