Human Development in the Life Course: Melodies of Living
TL;DR: In this article, the authors propose a model of time for the life course and a melody of life as a melody, which they describe as "playing while being serious" and "playing under the influence".
Abstract: Preface: from dispute to collaboration Introduction: melodies of living Part I. Time for Development: 1. Solidity of science and fullness of living: a theoretical expose 2. Imagination and the life course 3. Moving through time: imagination and memory as semiotic processes 4. Models of time for the life course Part II. Spaces for Development: 5. Social framing of lives: from phenomena to theories 6. Stability and innovation in adults narrating their lives: insights from psychotherapy research 7. Paradoxes of learning Part III. Beyond Time and Space: Imagination: 8. We are migrants! 9. Playing while being serious: the lifelong game of development - and its tools 10. Playing under the influence: activity contexts in their social functions 11. 'Old age' as living forward 12. Epilogue: the course of life as a melody.
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