Title

A Long Look at the Middle Years: Review of The Prime of Life: A History of Modern Adulthood by Steven Mintz

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Source Publication

PsycCRITIQUES

Source ISSN

1554-0138

Abstract

This book achieves the author's aspiration in historically “tracing the changing contours of a life stage” (p. x). Mintz also states two additional goals with this book, first is to show psychologists and sociologists that a historical analysis of the adult years will highlight the significance of sociohistorical embeddedness. The second stated goal is to foster the well-being of contemporary adults. Overall, this book's intellectual scope and wide variety of references make for a great read.

Comments

PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61, No. 20 (2016). DOI.