Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging / Edition 1by Carol Magai
Pub. Date: 01/28/1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
The field of emotions research has recently seen an unexpected period of growth and expansion, both in traditional psychological literature and in gerontology. The Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging provides a broad overview and summary of where this field stands today, specifically with reference to life course issues and aging. Written by a distinguished group of contributing authors, the text is grounded in a life span developmental framework, while advancing a multidimensional view of emotion and its development and incorporating quantitative and qualitative research findings. The book is divided into five parts. Part I discusses five major theoretical perspectives including biological, discrete emotions, ethological, humanistic, and psychosocial. Part II on affect and cognition discusses the role of emotion in memory, problem solving, and internal perceptions of self and gender. Part III on emotion and relationships expands on the role of emotion in sibling and parent/child relationships, as well as relationships between friends and romantic partners, and the emotional reaction to interpersonal loss across the life span. Part IV on stress, health, and psychological well-being treats issues of stress and coping, religion, personality, and quality of life. The final part on continuity and change in emotion patterns and personality discusses emotion and emotionality throughout the life span.
An ideal reference source for professionals across a wide range of disciplines, the text summarizes recent important developments in this fast growing area of psychology and proposes many new directions for future research.
* Provides a biopsychological view on emotion in adulthood from a life span context
* Presents a new perspective on emotion in older adults actively engaged in emotion self-regulation
* Describes the intimate connection between emotion and the structure of personality
* Demonstrates a new perspective on what emotion is, its importance across the life span, its connections with cognition, its role in interpersonal relation, and the way it influences both stability and change in adulthood
* Illustrates the interpersonal nature of emotion
* Provides theoretically based, leading edge research from international authors
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Table of ContentsTheoretical Perspectives:
J. Panksepp and A. Miller, Emotions and the Aging Brain: Regrets and Remedies.
L.M. Dougherty, J.A. Abe, and C.E. Izard, Differential Emotions Theory and Emotional Development in Adulthood and Later Life.
K.E. Grossman, Ethological Perspectives on Human Development and Aging.
C.T. Fischer, A Humanistic and Human Science Approach to Emotion.
S.K. Whitbourne, Psychosocial Perspectives on Emotions: The Role of Identity in the Aging Process.
Affect and Cognition:
G. Labouvie-Vief, Emotion, Thought, and Gender.
V.G. Cicirelli, Emotion and Cognition in Attachment.
K.T. Strongman, Emotion and Memory.
F. Blanchard-Fields, Emotion and Everyday Problem Solving in Adult Development.
J.-E. Ruth and A. Vilkko, Emotions in the Construction of Autobiography.
Emotion and Relationships:
L.E. Troll and K.L. Fingerman, Connections between Parents and Their Adult Children.
V.H. Bedfordand and P.S. Avioli, Affect and Sibling Relationships in Adulthood.
L.L. Carstensen, J. Graff, R.W. Levenson, and J.M. Gottman, Affect in Intimate Relationships: The Developmental Course of Marriage.
B. de Vries, The Understanding of Friendship: An Adult Life Course Perspective.
M. Mikulincer and V. Florian, Emotional Reactions to Interpersonal Losses over the Life Span: An Attachment Theoretical Perspective.
Stress, Health, and Psychological Well-Being:
R.S. Lazarus, The Role of Coping in the Emotions and How Coping Changes over the Life Course.
J.S. Tucker and H.S. Friedman, Emotion, Personality, and Health.
M.P. Lawton, Quality of Life and Affect in Later Life.
S.H. McFadden and J.S. Levin, Religion, Emotions, and Health.
Continuity and Change in Emotion Patterns and Personality:
P.T. Costa, Jr., and R.R. McCrae, Mood and Personality in Adulthood.
D. Keltner, Facial Expressions of Emotion and Personality.
C. Magai and B. Nusbaum, Personality Change in Adulthood: Dynamic Systems, Emotions, and the Transformed Self.
J.M. Jenkins and K. Oatley, Emotional Episodes and Emotionality through the Life Span.
J.A. Singer, The Story of Your Life: A Process Perspective on Narrative and Emotion in Adult Development. References.
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