Jun 12, 2014 · Understanding adult development is an important step in the process of understanding how societies function. This lesson will focus on three theories of adult development proposed by . Adult, Continuing, and Community Education Vaillant’s Contribution to Research and Theory of Adult Development Robert E. Nolan Nidhin Kadavil Abstract: Vaillant’s recent synthesis of the findings of three longitudinal studies on aging adds new insights to our theories of adult development. These insights provide us with new sets of.
George Eman Vaillant (/ v ə ˈ l æ n t /; born 1934) is an American psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research for the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital.Vaillant has spent his research career charting adult development and the recovery process of schizophrenia, heroin addiction, alcoholism, and personality disorder. Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development casts a spotlight on the behaviors that make for happy longevity and those that result in illness and early death. The conclusions in the book are based on a study of behavior that began with Harvard sophomores in 1938 and is the oldest.
The Study of Adult Development Age 82 2004 1969 Age 47 1941 Age 19 In 1937, 2 physicians at UHS had Radical idea to study “the best and the brightest” Over 4 years (1939- 1942), 268 Harvard College sophomores considered by deans to be mentally and physically most sound and promising, selected to participate in study.