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For the past nine years my colleagues and I have been working on a theory of adult psychosocial development in men Levinson et al. We have started some research on women Stewart, , but it is too early yet to report definitive theory or findings. Our aim is to encompass the many components of a man's life-all of his relationships with individuals, groups, and institutions that have significance for him. The components of life include his occupation and its evolution over the years, his love relationships, marriage, and family life, his various other roles and careers in numerous social contexts. This psychosocial approach includes the man's personality and the ways in which it influences and is influenced by the evolution of his careers in occupation, family, and other systems.
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Timelines Gallery Videos Presentation. Summary of Theory Levinson and his associates proposed four sequential eras of male development linked to chronological age. Eras last for approximately twenty-five years and transitions between eras take three to six years to complete Levinson,