This revision of Cavanaugh's best-selling text is written within a biopsychosocial framework and covers the specific age-stages of adult development and aging. The book's currency of research and theories cited and the connections developed between research and application contribute to its excellent reputation. The book's focus on the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguishes it from its competitors. The new edition features a complete reworking of its organization and a thorough updating of citations, including hundreds from 1997 through the present. A new separate chapter on Social Cognition, Chapter 9 (the research area of the new co-author, Fredda Blanchard-Fields), offers expanded coverage of this exciting area.
This textbook for upper-division undergraduate students covers the stages of adult development and aging including physical, psychological, and social changes. In the introductory section, Cavanaugh U. of North Carolina, Wilmington and a new co-author, Blanchard-Fields psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology discuss the study of adult development and aging, including research methods. Coverage includes hormone replacement therapy, genetic tests for dementia, memory, intelligence, personality, divorce, remarriage, retirement, death, and bereavement. The fourth edition includes a new chapter on social cognition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
John C. Cavanaugh, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, is chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Previously, he was President of the University of West Florida. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, The American Psychological Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. He has been an American Council of Education Fellow and elected President of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the APA (Division 20). In addition, Dr. Cavanaugh was a Congressionally selected delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. His research interests in gerontology concern family care-giving as well as the role of beliefs in older adult's cognitive performance. He is also the co-author of HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, Sixth Edition, with Robert V. Kail of Purdue University.
Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the department at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include social cognition in adulthood and aging as well as everyday problem solving and emotion regulation from adolescence through older adulthood. She has been published in Psychology and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and other journals. She is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Research and Child Development, and the Psychonomics Society.