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These stimulating companion volumes reflect an expansion of the coverage of Wrightsman's earlier book Personality Development in Adulthood. They encourage readers to look at the evolving nature of their own lives, and include case studies throughout to illustrate concepts in a thought-provoking, non-technical manner.

Recurring Issues in the Development of Personality in Adulthood
Recurring issues in the development of personality in adulthood

I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, nor to scorn human actions, but to understand them.


During a long weekend in the fall of 1991, the American public was riveted to the television set, watching a U.S. Senate committee evaluate the claims of Professor Anita Hill that she had been sexually harassed by Supreme Court justice nominee Clarence Thomas. Reactions of the public, just like those of the Senate committee members, were divided, but Clarence Thomas was later confirmed (barely) by the full U.S. Senate, making him one of the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Who is Clarence Thomas? You would think that ...

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