Karen Vander Ven - Projects
Emeritus Faculty

The 21st Century Erikson: A New Life Span Theory for a Changing World

This is my 2006 sabbatical project,
preparing a book length work that essentially 'rewrites' Erikson's decades old theory of the human life span so as to be applicable today, given the many changes in developmental
knowledge, development itself and society since he first wrote the theory. The intent is to be as faithful as possible to Erikson's work so as to perpetuate it.
Karen Vander Ven


University of Pittsburgh
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