Table of contents for Understanding human development : dialogues with lifespan psychology / edited by Ursula M. Staudinger, Ulman Lindenberger.

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Foreword; K. Warner Schaie. Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. 1. Why Read Another Book on Human Development? Understanding Human Development Takes a Meta-theory and Multiple Disciplines; U.M. Staudinger, U. Lindenberger. I: The Overall Architecture of Lifespan Development. 2. On the Incomplete Architecture of Human Ontogeny: Selection, Optimization and Compensation as Foundation of Developments/Theory reprint; P.B. Baltes. 3. Age Differences in Evolutionary Selection Benefits; B. Thomas, L. Kirkwood. 4. Age Differences in Longevity in Cultural Efficiency: Secular Trends; H. Maier, J.W. Vaupel. II: Basic Processes of Lifespan Development: Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC). 5. The Process of Successful Aging: Selection, Optimization, and Compensation; M.M. Baltes, L.L. Carstensen. 6. Intentionality and Time in Human Development and Aging: Compensation and Goal Adjustment in Changing Developmental Contexts; J. Brandtst├Ądter, K. Rothermund. 7. An Economic Perspective on Selection, Optimization, and Compensation (SOC) as Elements in the Conceptualization and Understanding of Lifespan Human Development Processes; J.R. Behrman. III: A Lifespan View of Self and Personality. 8. Completing the Psychobiological Architecture of Human Personality Development: Temperament, Character, and Coherence; C.R. Cloninger. 9. The Cumulative Continuity Model of Personality Development: Striking a Balance Between Continuity and Change in Personality Traits Across the Life Course; B.W. Roberts, A. Caspi. 10. The Gain-Loss Dynamic in Lifespan Development: Implications for Change in Self and Personality During Old and Very Old Age; J. Smith. IV: A Lifespan View of Intelligence and Cognition. 11. Enablement and Constraint; H.M. Wellman. 12. Interrelations of Aging, Knowledge, and Cognitive Performance; T.A. Salthouse. 13. Formal Models of Age Differences in Task-Complexity Effects; R. Kliegl, et al. V: At the Frontiers of Lifespan Methodology. 14. Structuring and Measuring Change over the Lifespan; J.R. Nesselroade, P. Ghisletta. 15. The Relationship Between the Structure of Interindividual and Intraindividual Variability: A Theoretical and Empirical Vindication of Developmental Systems Theory; P.C.M. Molenaar, et al. 16. Combining Molecular and Quantitative Genetics: Decomposing the Architecture of Lifespan Development; G.E. McClearn. VI: The Future of Lifespan Psychology: Comments from Related Fields and Neighboring Disciplines. 17. The Future of Lifespan Developmental Psychology: Perspectives from Control Theory; J. Heckhausen. 18. Without Gender, Without Self; G. Labouvie-Vief. 19. Contributions of Lifespan Psychology to the Future Elaboration of Developmental Systems Theory; R.M. Lerner, et al. 20. The Adaptive Toolbox and Lifespan Development: Common Questions? G. Gigerenzer. 21. The Nature-Nurture Problem Revisited; W. Singer. 22. Development in Adolescence Under the Restriction of Secondary School; O. Koller, et al. 23. The Sociology of the Life Course and Lifespan Psychology: Diverging or Converging Pathways? K.U. Mayer. 24. Philosophy or the Search for Anthropological Constants; J. Mittelstrass. Author Index. Subject Index.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Developmental psychology.