Adult Development & Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

Adult Development & Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne
     
 
This undergraduate text takes a comprehensive approach to adult development and aging. It is based on the author's extensive experience in teaching and research within the field. Its major theme is that individuals can take an active role in their aging process and make it both rich and successful. Evenly balanced between biological, social, cognitive, and personality

Overview

This undergraduate text takes a comprehensive approach to adult development and aging. It is based on the author's extensive experience in teaching and research within the field. Its major theme is that individuals can take an active role in their aging process and make it both rich and successful. Evenly balanced between biological, social, cognitive, and personality theories, it focuses upon "successful aging." Students will gain a positive approach to the field along with many suggestions for ways that they can incorporate major concepts into their own professional and personal development. An online instructor's manual, test bank, and powerpoint slide set provides a variety of supplemental materials for instructors ranging from novice to experienced.

Editorial Reviews

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Reflecting the multidisciplinary trend in the study of the aging process, Whitbourne (psychology, U. of Massachusetts at Amherst) covers developmental themes and issues, research methods, chronic disease and health, personality (including midlife crisis theories and findings), relationships, work and retirement, successful aging, and death and dying. Chapters include interviews with researchers on challenges and directions in the field, self-tests, glossaries, and suggested reading. An instructor's manual and test bank are available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471315919
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.01(d)

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Meet the Author

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and winner of the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Massachusetts. Author of 10 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, Professor Whitbourne is regarded as an expert in the field of personality development in adulthood and old age. She is currently APA Council Representative and is a President of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association. She also serves on the Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) publications committee.

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