Integraging Aging Topics Into Psychology: A Practical Guide for Teaching

Integraging Aging Topics Into Psychology: A Practical Guide for Teaching

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, John C. (Eds.) Cavanaugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557989702

ISBN-13: 9781557989703

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: American Psychological Association

This edited book provides psychology instructors with practical instruction for integrating aging and adult development topics into their courses. The field of gerontology is one of the fastest growing areas in psychology. However, most undergraduate psychology students are rarely exposed to research and theory about the topic in their core classes. If a course

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This edited book provides psychology instructors with practical instruction for integrating aging and adult development topics into their courses. The field of gerontology is one of the fastest growing areas in psychology. However, most undergraduate psychology students are rarely exposed to research and theory about the topic in their core classes. If a course does include the topic, class time spent covering it is typically insignificant. At the same time, most psychology textbooks lack sufficient information or material about aging topics. This inadequate coverage of aging content in psychology courses has created a "learning gap" for students. In Integrating Aging Topics into Psychology, leading teacher-scholars provide guidance about aging topics in the core curriculum, as well as in more specialized areas, such as gender and industrial organizational psychology. The authors not only introduce and discuss different types of aging content but also present methods for organizing and presenting it within the framework of the regular course structure. They provide simple but effective class exercises and direct instructors to useful supplementary resources. Each chapter also includes an annotated bibliography or resource list. This book provides psychology instructors with useful strategies that will help them introduce their students to the key issues about aging and adult development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557989703
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.62(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Ch. 1Incorporating Aging Into Psychology Courses: Overview of the Issues3
Ch. 2Introductory Psychology13
Ch. 3Neuropsychology: Introducing Aging Into the Study of Brain and Behavior29
Ch. 4Using and Conducting Aging Research in Experimental Methods and Statistics Courses43
Ch. 5Integrating Human Aging Into the Undergraduate Sensation and Perception Course57
Ch. 6Incorporating Cognitive Aging Into Cognitive Psychology Courses75
Ch. 7Personality Psychology and Aging: Understanding and Integrating Continuity and Change91
Ch. 8Incorporating Aging Into Undergraduate Social Psychology Courses107
Ch. 9Infusing Aging Content Into Health Psychology Courses123
Ch. 10Abnormal Psychology141
Ch. 11Men and Women in Old Age: Incorporating Aging Into Psychology of Gender Courses159
Ch. 12Completing the Life Cycle: Incorporating Adult Development and Aging Into Life Span Psychology Courses173
Ch. 13Incorporating Aging Into Industrial/Organizational Psychology Courses185
Ch. 14Infusing Aging Content Into the Psychology of Death and Dying201
Ch. 15The Aging Dimension in Personal Relationships Courses217
Index229
About the Editors237

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