Development in Adulthood / Edition 3by Barbara Hansen Lemme
Pub. Date: 06/08/2001
Publisher: Pearson Education
This comprehensive, multidisciplinary book presents an empowering view of adulthood through an examination of the influences of age, gender, cohort, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and culture. Readers of all ages will find this engaging, accessible introduction to the challenges and opportunities of adult life to be relevant to both their personal and vocational lives. For psychologists, nurses, gerontologists, counselors, social workers, or anyone interested in adult development and aging.
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Table of Contents
Each chapter contains “Critical Thinking Questions” and concludes with “Review Questions,” and “Key Terms.”
1. The Study of Development in Adulthood.
Demography and a Changing View of Adulthood.
Life-Span Developmental Perspective.
Research Concepts, Methods, and Designs.
Special Considerations and Limitations in the Research.
2. Theories of Psychosocial Development.
Organismic, Mechanistic, and Contextual Models.
Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory.
Ages and Stages: The Psychoanalytic Tradition.
Trait Models: McCrae and Costa's Five-Factor Model of Personality.
Do I Know You? Stability versus Change in the Adult Personality.
3. The Self: Development and Issues of Culture, Gender, Ethnicity, and Age.
Defining the Self.
The Self-Concept: The Cognitive Theory of Self.
Self-Esteem: The Assessment of One's Worth.
I Think I Can, I Think I Can: A Look at Self-Efficacy.
Identity: Who Am I and Where Am I Going?
The Self in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
Women, Men, and Identity Formation.
Race/Ethnicity and the Development of the Self.
Effect of Age on the Self: A Phenomenological Look.
4. Cognitive Processes in Adulthood, Part I: Dimensions and Directions.
A Life-Span View of Cognitive Development.
Evidence of Cognitive Decline: The Decrementalist View.
Evidence of Cognitive Growth: The Continued-Potential View.
5. Cognitive Processes in Adulthood, Part II: Influences and Explanations.
Research andMeasurement Issues.
Information Processing Explanations.
Applications of Cognitive Aging Research.
Final Thoughts about Adult Cognitive Development.
6. Social Development, Friendship, and Mate Selection.
Overview of Social Relationships.
Impact of Early Experience on Adult Relationships.
Leaving Home: Transition from the Family of Origin.
Mate Selection: Who Marries Whom and Why?
7. Family Ties, Transitions, and Challenges.
Marriage: Establishing a Family of One's Own.
Adult Sibling Relationships.
8. Work and Retirement.
Nature of Work.
Gender and Work: Women's Career Paths and Special Career Issues.
Retirement and Leisure.
9. Physical Development and Aging.
What Is This Thing Called Aging?
Physical Development in Adulthood.
Theories of Biological Aging.
10. Health, Longevity, and Prevention.
Health, Disease, and Disability.
Prevention of Illness and Promotion of Health.
11. Coping, Adaptation, and Mental Health.
Stress and Locus of Control.
An Overview of the Mental Health Status of Adults.
A Look at Two Mental Disorders in Adulthood.
12. Death, Dying, and Bereavement.
Death in the Twentieth Century.
Attitudes toward Death.
The Dying Person.
Grief and Bereavement.
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