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Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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Susan K. Whitbourne’s (1985) lifespan construct derives from her identity theory. Lifespan construct is a combined sense of past, present, and future events that are connected by their common occurrence to the individual. Cognitive-affective schemata are part of building this construct and shape the way adults approach identity-discrepant experiences. Cognition is the organizer of the experiences, and all events are measured against these experiences. The affective aspect is the individual’s evaluation of events that lead to positive or negative feelingstates.
cognitive-affective schemata, experiences, identity theory, lifespan construct, positive or negative feeling states, Susan K. Whitbourne
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Lifespan Construct. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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