Academic journal article Adultspan Journal

Editorial. (from the Editor)

Academic journal article Adultspan Journal

Editorial. (from the Editor)

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Life span development is flowing and ever changing and comprises a set of events and behaviors that are both unique and universal. The resiliency of the human spirit is an amazing phenomenon, which touches all aspects and stages of adult development. The physical aspects of the developmental process can require attributes such as acceptance, knowledge, and trust. Emotional and more existential aspects of the process sometimes require an almost ethereal, spiritual, or intuitive set of attributes such as hope, feeling centered, having positive self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

Since the last issue of the Adultspan Journal, we have seen the advent of war, continued terrorism, and economic difficulties. These events have stretched our strengths, challenged our weaknesses, and allowed us to renew our belief that the human spirit is indeed resilient and that the adult developmental process is one in which there is natural growth and progress. Our division, the Association for Adult Development and Aging, celebrates the stages of life as we progress through them, regardless of the pitfalls and stumbling blocks that may appear in our path, and has as a goal to facilitate the positive perspective of that natural growth process. …

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