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This edition: The Becoming Years: Adolescence To Older Adults

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While adolescence is the time we form identity and establish independence, the adult years are marked by important life events, and an expansion of the self. Gerontologist James Birren and his Guided Autobiography participants are the case study for this lesson, demonstrating that social and cognitive development does not end in the elder years. As author David Myers says, “From womb to tomb, we are always in the process of becoming.”