Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives / Edition 2by Susan Krauss Whitbourne
Pub. Date: 04/05/2004
In this second edition of Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, Susan Krauss Whitbourne makes an important contribution to the educational mission of the field by providing accurate and current information and a positive perspective on the years of adulthood and old age. Whitbourne explores the art of successful aging, focusing on how individuals can take an active role in the aging process and make it a rewarding developmental period, filled with vitality and creativity.
Now revised with substantially updated references and recent findings, the second edition combines both research and applied perspectives, and integrates information from the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial perspectives as they relate to the middle and later years of adulthood. The text presents a complete picture of the aging process, with enough information on both adulthood and later adulthood to allow instructors to alter their emphasis according to the needs and interests of students.
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Table of ContentsChapter 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.
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