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The Liberative Model of Adult Development
Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 , 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Rick Levenson offers a new model of adult development, the liberative, defined by an increasing freedom from biological and social determinism. The liberative approach can complement reductionist approaches in psychology by introducing a more mindful psychology, one guided by an overarching development perspective that features conscious development as an explanation for behavioral change. Rick addresses adult development and aging from a psychological, not a biological, point of view. Areas to be addressed include the kinds of psychological and behavioral changes that can be construed as development.
Learn how self-knowledge, non-attachment, integration and transcendence can lead to “Gero-transcendance”. Many perspectives define aging in terms of biological decline; however, developing higher consciousness is a task of the second half of life that can lead to a more conscious way of being in the world. Contemplative practice is a key to this way of being.
Rick’s key message for us all is to see how conscious aging can be defined as increasing amounts of inner freedom.