Recommendations for developmental pysch thinkers/books?
June 30, 2011 6:37 AM Subscribe
Calling developmental psych people (especially those who work with adult development): What should I be reading?
posted by aka burlap to society & culture (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been reading some work by Robert Kegan
(specifically The Evolving Self
and In Over Our Heads
) and loving it. I find developmental psych interesting, but I have been particularly enjoying Kegan's focus on adults and adult development.
I don't know much about the field though, so I don't even know whether his approach is controversial, wide-spread, totally groundbreaking, or what. But I know that I found it really interesting and thought-provoking.
So, given that, what else should I be reading? I'm looking for books, articles, authors, and/or buzzwords in the field that will help me find more stuff like this. Would also be open to recommendations for work that is counter to Kegan's but would help me understand the context of the field better.