The fifth edition of Adult Development and Aging offers professors and students a clear, comprehensive and current account of the salient issues and concerns that dominate the field of Adult Development. After reading this text, students will have a keen understanding of where adult development and aging has been in the past, where it is right now, and where it will be headed in the future.In Adult Development and Aging, 5e authors William Hoyer and Paul Roodin combine their expertise in teaching and research to provide clear explanations of the awesome, complex unfolding of development during the adult years. The text presents findings derived from theories and ideas about understanding adulthood and aging in an interdisciplinary, process oriented perspective. Material is organized in terms of the biological, social and cultural contexts in which change occurs during the adult years. Information is presented in the context of young adults growing older in today's world, informed by research and theory.
A textbook that combines current research and theory to present the basic views, principles, research findings, and ideas about adulthood from an interdisciplinary, process-oriented perspective. It also provides an account of the issues and concerns that dominate the field of adult development and aging, and where the field is headed. Assumes no prior knowledge of psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents
1. Adult Development and Aging: An Introduction2. Cultural and Ethnic Diversity 3. Physiological and Sensory Processes 4. Coping and Adaptation 5. Mental Health Interventions 6. Physical Health and Aging 7. Memory, Attention, and Learning 8. Intelligence and Creativity 9. Cognition, Wisdom, and Expertise 10. Personality 11. Relationships 12. Work, Leisure, and Retirement 13. Approaching Death Appendix: Developmental Research Methods