New book about how adults develop psychologically written by Greenwich academic

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By poppy_smith | Saturday, December 15, 2012, 12:45

A new book which examines how adults develop psychologically as they age has been written by a University of Greenwich academic.

The book by Dr Oliver Robinson looks at the different stages of life and the challenges that they pose including the development of a career, retirement and bereavement. It examines the development of morals and wisdom through looking at personality, spirituality and religion, the importance of family, friends and relationships.  

Development through Adulthood is the first book of its kind published in the UK and will be essential reading for those studying human development, psychological aspects of aging or an applied social science. It includes real life experiences and provide examples from beyond the UK and US, to offer an important counterbalance to western research.

Oliver Robinson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology & Counselling in the School of Health & Social Care. His research focuses on how life transitions, crises and relationships are involved in shaping personality, values and identity.

Dr Robinson's work on the 'quarterlife crisis', showing how those in their late twenties and early thirties can be hit by pre-midlife blues, attracted worldwide media interest.

For further information about studying Psychology and Counselling at the University of Greenwich, please call 020 8331 9000, email or go to



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