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Five Lives at Harvard

Personality Change During College

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ISBN 9780674498211

Publication Date: 01/01/1973

219 pages

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Case histories of five young men and their experiences “growing up” at Harvard form the basis of this in-depth psychological study. The students were selected as representative of the findings of a longitudinal research project which followed some five hundred Harvard undergraduates through four years. Although the preceding decade has seen dramatic changes in the behavior of adolescents and young adults, Stanley King is convinced that, while the form of major developmental issues may have changed noticeably in this time, the underlying psychological processes remain essentially the same. Dr. King challenges the “crisis” model of growth, suggesting its replacement by one of “adaptive capacity,” the creative interaction of individual and environment.

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