Journey of Adulthood / Edition 7

Journey of Adulthood / Edition 7

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by Barbara R. Bjorklund Ph.D., Helen L. Bee
     
 

For undergraduate courses in Adulthood and Aging, Gerontology, and Adult Development.

This best-selling book discusses the aspects of “successful aging,” covering growth and development from young adulthood to old age, and the impact that culture, gender, ethnicity, and individual differences have on these processes.

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For undergraduate courses in Adulthood and Aging, Gerontology, and Adult Development.

This best-selling book discusses the aspects of “successful aging,” covering growth and development from young adulthood to old age, and the impact that culture, gender, ethnicity, and individual differences have on these processes.

For Barbara Bjorklund, the subject matter in Journey of Adulthood 6e has never been far from home: as a middle-aged adult who is on this very journey along with her husband, looking ahead toward their parents who are in late adulthood and back toward their children who are making their own way through adulthood, she has found that there is always room to learn - always room to grow. One of the major goals of this text is to capture this dynamic process of adult development from young adulthood to the end of life. Its core is made up of research findings from large-scale projects and major theories of adult development, but it also reflects smaller studies of diverse groups, showing the influences of gender, culture, ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic background on this journey. Combined, this material creates for an exciting and thorough view on the process of "successful aging."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205018055
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/17/2010
Series:
Pearson Custom Library: Psychology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
420,363
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Adult Development

Basic Concepts in Adult Development

Sources of Stability

A Word about "Age"

Setting the Course: Some Guiding Perspectives

Developmental Research

A Final Word

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 2 - Physical Changes

Theories of Primary Aging

Physical Changes During Adulthood

Changes in Physical Behavior

Individual Differences in Primary Aging

Can We "Turn Back the Clock" of Primary Aging?

An Overview of the Physical Changes in Adulthood

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 3 - Health and Health Habits

Mortality Rates and Causes of Death

Morbidity Rates, Illness, and Disabilities

Specific Diseases

Mental Disorders

Individual Differences in Health

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 4 - Cognitive Abilities

Intelligences

Memory

Real-World Cognition

Individual Differences in Cognitive Change

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 5 - Social Roles

Social Roles and Transitions

Gender Roles and Gender Stereotypes

Social Roles in Early Adulthood

Social Roles in Middle Adulthood

Social Roles in Late Adulthood

Social Roles in Atypical Families

The Effect of Variations in Timing

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 6 - Social Relationships

Theories of Social Relationships

Intimate Partnerships in Adulthood

Relationships with Other Family Members

Friendships in Adulthood

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 7 - Work and Retirement

The Importance of Work in Adulthood

Selecting a Career

Age Trends in Work Experience

Work and Personal Life

Retirements

A Concluding Note

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 8 - Personality

Personality Structures

Theories of Personality Development

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 9 - The Quest for Meaning

Why a Chapter on the Quest for Meaning

The Study of Age-Related Changes in Meaning Systems

Theories of Spiritual Development

Integrating Meaning and Personality: A Preliminary Theoretical Synthesis

The Process of Transition

Commentary and Conclusions

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 10 - Stress, Coping, and Resistance

Stress, Stressors, and Stress Reactions

Types of Stress

Effects of Stress

Coping with Stress

Resilience

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 11 - Death and Bereavement

Achieving an Understanding of Death

The Process of Death

After Death Occurs: Rituals and Grieving

Lying and Dying: A Final Word

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

Chapter 12 - The Successful Journey

Themes of Adult Development

Variations in Successful Adult Development

Summary

Key Terms

Suggested Reading

References

Glossary

Credits

Author Index

Subject Index

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