About The Book
From time to time a book appears that holds the potential to extend our horizons’one that not only adds to what we know about ourselves but introduces a whole new body of knowledge. The Stages of Life is such a book. Step by step, it describes and explains Dr. Anderson’s groundbreaking discovery of what he calls the maturational process’a template built into the human unconscious that carries within itself the overall design through which we can become psychologically mature.
In what may be the most important work in development psychology in the past fifty years, Dr. Anderson offers a revolutionary new model of the life cycle. He has created a clear and comprehensive portrait of the human maturational process from birth through childhood, adolescence, and youth to fully mature adulthood.
Anderson explains how the process of becoming mature can be choked off before its completion if it is interrupted or distorted by those around us’parents and teachers, peers and partners’who fail to understand its dynamics.
The Stages of Life provides readers’both laypeople and professionals’with insight into how we become the people we are. It can open a pathway that makes real the immense potential for full maturity in all of us.
“This manual equips adventurous readers with a map of the detours and roadblocks that can sabotage emotional and mental growth.””Publishers Weekly
“In this highly theoretical and intriguing book, Anderson argues that it takes three decades to grow up”and that the midlife crisis can be seen as the final throes of adolescence. Anderson’s work sheds light on how to foster independence in children while still giving them that ever crucial sense of security.””Family Life
‘did you ever wonder what it means to be in childhood, adolescence, youth or adulthood, from a psychological rather than from a social perspective? Or what it really means to be immature or mature? The Stages of Life answers these questions. In his book, Dr. Anderson shows us the scientifically based steps leading to psychological maturity. Written in a clear and straightforward style, The Stages of Life should be required reading for anyone serious about following the path to true maturity.””Paul Wagner, Ph.D., Institute for Logic and Cognitive Studies