Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives / Edition 4

Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives / Edition 4

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Stacey B. Whitbourne
     
 

This book focuses on "successful aging" and how to accomplish it. Combining research and applied perspectives, it is evenly balanced between biological, social, cognitive, and personality theory as it relates to adulthood an aging. This book takes the biopsychosocial perspective that is gaining ascendency in psychology as a whole and applies it to the years of… See more details below

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This book focuses on "successful aging" and how to accomplish it. Combining research and applied perspectives, it is evenly balanced between biological, social, cognitive, and personality theory as it relates to adulthood an aging. This book takes the biopsychosocial perspective that is gaining ascendency in psychology as a whole and applies it to the years of adulthood and old age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470646977
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Themes and issues in adult development and aging1
Ch. 2Models of development : nature and nurture in adulthood27
Ch. 3The study of adult development and aging : research methods57
Ch. 4Physical and sensory changes in adulthood and old age87
Ch. 5Health and prevention130
Ch. 6Basic cognitive functions : information processing, attention and memory176
Ch. 7Language, problem solving and intelligence206
Ch. 8Personality and patterns of coping241
Ch. 9Relationships271
Ch. 10Work, retirement, and leisure patterns312
Ch. 11Mental health issues and treatment349
Ch. 12Treatment sites for chronic disorders in adulthood395
Ch. 13Death and dying422
Ch. 14Successful aging and creativity451
References473
Source notes525
Credits528
Author index529
Subject index551

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