Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives / Edition 4

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470646977
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 669,301
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was recognized for her teaching with the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001. Author of 14 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, she is regarded as an expert in the field of personality development in adulthood and old age. In 2003, Professor Whitbourne received the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Master Mentor Award and the Gerontological Society of America Behavioral and Social Sciences Distinguished Mentorship Award. She is a past president of Division 20 of the APA, and is currently the Division 20 Representative to the APA council.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Themes and issues in adult development and aging 1
Ch. 2 Models of development : nature and nurture in adulthood 27
Ch. 3 The study of adult development and aging : research methods 57
Ch. 4 Physical and sensory changes in adulthood and old age 87
Ch. 5 Health and prevention 130
Ch. 6 Basic cognitive functions : information processing, attention and memory 176
Ch. 7 Language, problem solving and intelligence 206
Ch. 8 Personality and patterns of coping 241
Ch. 9 Relationships 271
Ch. 10 Work, retirement, and leisure patterns 312
Ch. 11 Mental health issues and treatment 349
Ch. 12 Treatment sites for chronic disorders in adulthood 395
Ch. 13 Death and dying 422
Ch. 14 Successful aging and creativity 451
References 473
Source notes 525
Credits 528
Author index 529
Subject index 551
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