Aging and Older Adulthood / Edition 2

Aging and Older Adulthood / Edition 2

by Joan T. Erber
     
 

The second edition of Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most up-to-date scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of the aging process and older adulthood. Erber organizes the book around complementary "big point-of-view" theories that focus on successful aging and adaptation, such as the "selective optimization with

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The second edition of Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most up-to-date scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of the aging process and older adulthood. Erber organizes the book around complementary "big point-of-view" theories that focus on successful aging and adaptation, such as the "selective optimization with compensation model" as well as matching a person's competencies with demands of the environment (the "ecological model"). To ensure that students acquire a cohesive understanding of the theories, Erber closes each chapter with a discussion and application of these theoretical models. Integrated with examples of diversity and filled with real-world applications, this engaging text offers the most updated insights and theoretical underpinnings related to our understanding of the human aging process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405170055
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents ix

Integrated Themes in Aging and Older Adulthood xix

Preface and Acknowledgments xxvii

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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