What Characterizes Postformal Thought?
This chapter describes a model of adult postformal cognitive operations that extends the thinking of Piaget to describe some intellectual developments that may be unique to mature adults. Postformal operations as described here permit the adult thinker who continues his or her logical development to operate adaptively in a world of relative choices. They also permit the thinker to overcome the fragmentation and isolation inherent in trying to know the emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects of the world through abstract, formal logic alone.
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