Planning about life: Toward a social-interactive perspective

[integrates] discussion of social-interactive processes associated with planning about life (e.g., interpersonal negotiation, persuasion, conflict resolution, joint anticipation, and prediction of uncertainties) into a life-span developmental framework / a catalogue of questions about life plans, planning, and planners is proposed, focusing on possible developmental changes in (a) beliefs about what aspects of life is acceptable to plan, (b) options and expectations about individual vs joint plans and planning activities, (c) the availability of planning assistance and guidance, (d) expectations about the span of life that it is possible to plan in advance, and (e) aspects of interpersonal relationships linked to effective vs ineffective planning (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (from the chapter)