Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging / Edition 1

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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.
Key Features
* 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

Emotion & the aging brain, psychosocial perspectives on emotions, emotion & cognition in attachment, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

A summary of emotions research in traditional psychology and gerontology overviewing the field with specific references to life course issues and aging. The 24 discussions written by research psychologists and gerontologists use a life span developmental framework and incorporate quantitative and qualitative research findings in the major theoretical perspectives, affect and cognition in the role of emotion in memory, problem solving and identity, the role of emotion in sibling and parent/child relationships, and the components of stress, health and psychological well-being in relation to personality, religion, and quality of life. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124649958
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Emotions and the Aging Brain: Regrets and Remedies
Ch. 2 Differential Emotions Theory and Emotional Development in Adulthood and Later Life
Ch. 3 Ethological Perspectives on Human Development and Aging
Ch. 4 A Humanistic and Human Science Approach to Emotion
Ch. 5 Psychosocial Perspectives on Emotions: The Role of Identity in the Aging Process
Ch. 6 Emotion, Thought, and Gender
Ch. 7 Emotion and Cognition in Attachment
Ch. 8 Emotion and Memory
Ch. 9 Emotion and Everyday Problem Solving in Adult Development
Ch. 10 Emotions in the Construction of Autobiography
Ch. 11 Connections between Parents and Their Adult Children
Ch. 12 Affect and Sibling Relationships in Adulthood
Ch. 13 Affect in Intimate Relationships: The Developmental Course of Marriage
Ch. 14 The Understanding of Friendship: An Adult Life Course Perspective
Ch. 15 Emotional Reactions to Interpersonal Losses over the Life Span: An Attachment Theoretical Perspective
Ch. 16 The Role of Coping in the Emotions and How Coping Changes over the Life Course
Ch. 17 Emotion, Personality, and Health
Ch. 18 Quality of Life and Affect in Later Life
Ch. 19 Religion, Emotions, and Health
Ch. 20 Mood and Personality in Adulthood
Ch. 21 Facial Expressions of Emotion and Personality
Ch. 22 Personality Change in Adulthood: Dynamic Systems, Emotions, and the Transformed Self
Ch. 23 Emotional Episodes and Emotionality through the Life Span
Ch. 24 The Story of Your Life: A Process Perspective on Narrative and Emotion in Adult Development
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