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In Over Our Heads

The Mental Demands of Modern Life

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674445888

Publication Date: 07/21/1998


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 line illustrations, 13 tables


A stimulating tour through the modern mind in society… In Over Our Heads is full of insight; it reflects broad learning and enormous intellectual effort.—David Mehegan, The Boston Sunday Globe

[This book] is intellectually exciting and far-reaching in its implications… Kegan’s writing has much to offer developmental psychology, which suffers from a dearth of theoretical frameworks in the area of adult development… This book invites readers to work hard but rewards them greatly. There are foundation-shaking theoretical and research challenges here for mainstream psychology, especially behavioral and social learning approaches that focus on skill training and cumulative (quantitative) change… I thoroughly recommend this exciting book… It has the potential to transform our texts on life span development. It is a book that opens up whole new vistas for developmental researchers, as well as psychologists whose practice includes adult clients.—Marie R. Joyce, Contemporary Psychology

A dazzling intellectual tour… In Over Our Heads provides us with entirely fresh perspectives on a number of cultural controversies—the ‘abstinence vs. safe sex’ debate, the diversity movement, communication across genders, the meaning of postmodernism.Health and Recovery

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