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≪Organizer Abstract≫
Positive development is a complex phenomenon that represents the complexity of psychosocial functioning of an adult. While many researchers use the term "positive functioning" there is still a lack of empirical data on how it can be applied to adult development.
Present project aimed to look at positive development trends from emerging adulthood to aging in Finland and Russia. It looks at different aspects of adult development, such as physical functioning, personality functioning and social functioning, including family and professional development. The study showed that while general trends are common for Finland and Russia, factors that support or disadvantage positive development as well as resources used to achieve it vary.
In this thematic session we shall show main critical points of the positive development of an adult in Finland and Russia from cross-sectional and cross-cultural perspective. Also we shall demonstrate some insights based on longitudinal study from Finland.
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