Aging and Older Adulthood / Edition 3

Aging and Older Adulthood / Edition 3

by Joan T. Erber
     
 

As improvements in the provision of healthcare result in an aging population in many countries around the world, we must broaden and deepen our understanding of the numerous issues relating to this growing demographic. This key text provides students in a range of related disciplines with an accessible core text that covers a wide range of topics.

Beginning with

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Overview

As improvements in the provision of healthcare result in an aging population in many countries around the world, we must broaden and deepen our understanding of the numerous issues relating to this growing demographic. This key text provides students in a range of related disciplines with an accessible core text that covers a wide range of topics.

Beginning with a presentation of the demographic characteristics of older people, the book details the theoretical approaches that apply to the study of adult development and aging, before proceeding to a thematic treatment of core issues such as health, sensation perception, memory, intellect, social interactions, employment and retirement, and mental health. As in previous editions, the chapters are anchored to individual case studies, which have been updated for this edition. Special feature boxes point toward current understanding and research applications; while key points and issues are separately highlighted as a basis for class discussion.

This authoritative volume provides the latest insights into, and theoretical interpretation of, our understanding of the human aging process.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470673416
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
489,047
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Integrated Themes in Aging and Older Adulthood

1 Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood 1

2 Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood 33

3 Biological Aging and Health 63

4 Sensation, Perception, and Attention 101

5 Memory 133

6 Intellectual Functioning 165

7 Cognition and Problem Solving in the Everyday World 199

8 Personality and Coping 231

9 Social Interaction and Social Ties 263

10 Employment, Retirement, and Living Arrangements 295

11 Mental Health, Psychopathology, and Therapy 327

12 Coping with Death, Dying, and Bereavement 357

13 Looking Ahead: Aging in the Future 379

Glossary 389

References 403

Credits and Sources 435

Name Index 440

Subject Index 447

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