Adulthood encompasses plenty of resources that are not always recognised. Life experience accumulates in the course of life and provides a storage for the new forms of knowledge and insight emerging in early adulthood, middle-age and also in later adulthood. These qualitative changes have certain common features – stages, levels and transformations.
The articles of this edition constitute the first Finnish book on the development of adult thinking. It deals with thinking and knowledge from the perspectives of development and learning. The phenomenon is also examined from critical philosophical points of view, not forgetting connections to other fields of research.
This book suits to adult educators, instructors and teachers working with adults as well as to researchers, experts, and anyone interested in adult psychology and research on learning. It can also be used as a textbook in higher education
The editor, Eeva Kallio, is a senior researcher, Doctor in Psychology and a docent in adult cognitive development in the Universities of Jyväskylä and Tampere, Finland. She is also a founding member and the first president of European Society for Research in Adult Development 2011-2016 (ESRAD).