Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 June 2008

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195306873

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Reading Our Lives

The Poetics of Growing Old

William L. Randall and Elizabeth McKim

Drawing on research in numerous disciplines affected by the so-called narrative turn - including cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the psychology of aging - authors Randall and McKim articulate a vision of aging that promises to accommodate such time-honored concepts as wisdom and spirituality: one that understands aging as a matter not merely of getting old but of consciously growing old. At its center is the conviction that although we are constantly reading our lives to some degree anyway, doing so in a mindful manner is critical to our development in the second half of life.


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