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Butler, R. N., & Lewis M. I. (1973).  Aging & mental health : positive psychosocial and biomedical approaches.
"New models of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, and skill development will need to be developed to respond to the desires of older adults to engage in meaningful activities in late life." (p. 177)
Sternberg, R. J., & Lubart T. I. (2002).  Defying the Crowd: cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity.
"In a nutshell, when you are just starting out in your career, you have nowhere to go but up, whereas when you have advanced pretty far in your career, you may find yourself with nowhere to go but down. The result, if you are an older person, is that you may shy away from risks. At best you maintain your current standing, but at worst you lose it all." (p. 51)
Levinson, H. (2006).  Harry Levinson on the Psychology of Leadership.
"Western societies value youth. It is painfully disappointing to have attained a peak life stage at a time in history when that achievement is partially vitiated by worship of youth, when there is no longer much respect for age or seniority." (p. 163)
Janes, J., & Sheehy G. (2007).  The Power of Experience : Great Writers Over 50 on the Quest for a Lifetime of Meaning.
"Crossing into second adulthood pushes us beyond the preoccupation with self. We are compelled to reexamine the made-to-order persona that gained us points and protection in our earlier, striving years. As we become more certain of the values we stand for—as we hunger to find more significance in the actions we take in the world—we may permit a 'little death' of that 'false self'. If so, we make room for the birth of a new self, one with the 'roundedness' of personality that Jung describes as possible only in the afternoon of life.

That is the power of experience." (p. xvii)

Feinberg, M. (1995).  Why Smart People Do Dumb Things: Lessons from the New Science of Behavioral Economics.
"Mature people develop—and enjoy—what Thorstein Veblen called 'the instinct of workmanship'. Oliver Wendell Holmes talked about pride in one's work: 'To hammer out as compact and as solid a piece of work as one can, to try to make it first rate.'—this is the goal of all mature people." (p.228)
Esty, K. C., Griffin R., & Hirsch M. S. (1995).  Workplace diversity.
"It's tough to be an older worker in today's workplace. Americans used to say that 'life begins at forty.' No longer. Today older people are often considered obsolete, expendable, and disposable. People over forty often feel in peril, worrying constantly whether they are going to get the axe." (p. 51)

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  • Concept: maturity
    • preferred: maturity
    • definition: state of being mature; full development
    • related: diversity
    • related: growth
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      • sense: matureness
      • sense: maturity
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      • gloss: state of being mature; full development
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