Nov 172009

Source: Integral Institute – Scholars

Susan R. Cook-GreuterSusan
R. Cook-Greuter, EdD, is an internationally known authority on Mature Adult
Development and Developmental Text Analysis. She is a contributor to the
Integral Psychology studies at Integral Institute and the Integral Business
Practice group. Her Harvard thesis, Postautonomous ego development: Its
nature and its measurement
, is a landmark empirical study in the
characteristics and assessment of Second-Tier meaning making.

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collaborates with other consultant in bringing the developmental perspective
into corporations and executive teams.

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Papers and Resources

This book is one of the very first to concentrate upon positive
growth and development in the more advanced years of life. Incorporating
both traditional Western paths of development and Eastern, meditative
approaches, and both theoretical and empirical material, the
contributors explore the many paths to postformal and postconventional
development. They challenge the field of psychology to reconsider some
of its most fundamental premises concerning how people change and
develop over the course of their lives, including many of its
conventional metaphysical and ontological assumptions; and they
challenge the reader to actively continue his or her own growth process.
This collection of papers has been developed by an interdisciplinary
group of contributors. They present a variety of new perspectives on
creativity, spirituality, and transcendence as experienced in adulthood.
The discussions in this volume address the interplay of variables from
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written for academic and clinical audiences, as well as for those who
are interested in—and wrestle with—unexpressed aspects of their own
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for human phenomena, these essays give consideration to the power of
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based articles presented make a captivating collection that challenges
our thinking about what it means to be a creative adult striving toward
personal integrity and wisdom at the dawn of the 21st