Coping with Aging

Coping with Aging

by Richard S. Lazarus, Bernice N. Lazarus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195173023

ISBN-13: 9780195173024

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Coping with Aging is the final project of the late Richard S. Lazarus, the man whose landmark book Emotion and Adaptation put the study of emotion in play in the field of psychology. In this volume, Lazarus examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than as merely a collection of statistics and charts. This technique is in line

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Coping with Aging is the final project of the late Richard S. Lazarus, the man whose landmark book Emotion and Adaptation put the study of emotion in play in the field of psychology. In this volume, Lazarus examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than as merely a collection of statistics and charts. This technique is in line with his long-standing belief that experiences should be looked at in their specific contexts, rather than squeezed into an overly general statistical viewpoint that loses the subjects' motivations. Drawing on his five decades of pioneering research, Lazarus looks at aging, emotion, and coping, and stability and change in both environment and personality. Because Lazarus mixes academic rigor with everyday examples, this volume will be both useful to scholars and accessible to the lay audience that has so much gain from a systematic understanding of aging and emotion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195173024
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Inspiration and Overview
Introduction: Aging, once over lightly
Chapter 1. The typical course of aging
Part II: Theoretical Framework
Chapter 2. The emotions and research problems
Chapter 3. Coping
Part III: Stability and Change
Chapter 4. The environment
Chapter 5. The personality
Part IV: Central Experiences of Aging: Case Histories
Chapter 6. Family and friends
Chapter 7. A different doctor for every organ
Chapter 8. Loss of a useful function in life-Work
Part V: Practical Applications
Chapter 9. Psychological treatment
Chapter 10. Principles of successful aging
References

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