Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives / Edition 2

Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives / Edition 2

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne
     
 

Discover the art of successful aging!

In this fully updated Second Edition, leading aging expert Susan Krauss Whitbourne explores the art of successful aging, focusing on how individuals can take an active role in their aging processes and make it a rewarding developmental period, filled with vitality and creativity. This Second Edition is revised with

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Discover the art of successful aging!

In this fully updated Second Edition, leading aging expert Susan Krauss Whitbourne explores the art of successful aging, focusing on how individuals can take an active role in their aging processes and make it a rewarding developmental period, filled with vitality and creativity. This Second Edition is revised with substantially updated references, as well as recent findings on hormone replacement therapy, new information on Alzheimer’s disease, and new research on the role of obesity in heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Presenting a complete picture of the aging process, the text addresses the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of adult development in one integrated framework.

Whitbourne’s fresh and highly engaging approach enables you to:

  • Explore current research and biopsychosocial issues that cut across disciplinary lines
  • Find out where the field is heading
  • Think critically about issues related to aging
  • Learn about leading researchers studying adult development
  • Promote successful aging through compensative and preventative strategies
  • Assess your attitudes toward and knowledge of key topics 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471458210
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/05/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.12(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Themes and Issues in Adult Development and Aging.

Chapter 2. Models of Development: Natures and Nurture in Adulthood.

Chapter 3. The Study of Adult Development and Aging: Research Methods.

Chapter 4. Pysical and Sensory Changes in Adulthood and Old Age.

Chapter 5. Health and Prevention.

Chapter 6. Basic Cognitive Functions: Information Processing, Attention and Memory.

Chapter 7. Language, Problem Solving and Intelligence.

Chapter 8. Personality and Patterns of Coping.

Chapter 9. Relationships.

Chapter 10. Work, Retirement, and Leisure Patterns.

Chapter 11. Mental Health Issues and Treatment.

Chapter 12. Treatment Sites for Chronic Disorders in Adulthood.

Chapter 13. Death and Dying.

Chapter 14. Successful Aging and Creattivity.

References.

Source Notes.

Credits.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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