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Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities Katherine J Reynolds

Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities

Katherine J Reynolds

Published December 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781138833678
Paperback
308 pages
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This volume tackles the critical question of whether people change or whether they remain relatively constant across the lifespan. Much existing literature in psychology has largely endorsed the concept of stability. Indeed, in many peoples minds,MoreThis volume tackles the critical question of whether people change or whether they remain relatively constant across the lifespan. Much existing literature in psychology has largely endorsed the concept of stability. Indeed, in many peoples minds, the person is understood to be set in stone, as a function of early socialization and reaching a particular stage of development, evolutionary processes, or traits that are hard-wired from the beginning by genes and biology. However, in recent years, important scientific developments in theory and research concerning the psychology of change have emerged. In contrast to the commonly held conception of the individual as fixed, this research illustrates how malleable people are - showing much behavioural plasticity.