The Aging Individual: Physical and Psychological Perspectives, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

The Aging Individual: Physical and Psychological Perspectives, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826193617

ISBN-13: 9780826193612

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, Whitbourne's identity process model serves to integrate the physiological with a psychological perspective. The effects of physical changes on the individual are examined in terms of identity, as well as the impact of identity on the interpretation of these changes. The preventive and compensatory steps that

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Overview

Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, Whitbourne's identity process model serves to integrate the physiological with a psychological perspective. The effects of physical changes on the individual are examined in terms of identity, as well as the impact of identity on the interpretation of these changes. The preventive and compensatory steps that indiviuduals can take to offset the aging process are explored as well.

As with the first edition, a major strength of this text is the author's illumination of complex biological concepts in a clear and accessible style. The Second Edition includes new material focusing on demographic statistics, chronic diseases, the biopsychosocial perspective, and succesful aging. This edition also features new charts, tables, and figures to highlight the text. This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and social work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826193612
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
New
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
  1. Models of Identity and the Aging Process
  2. Who Are the Aged?
  3. How Aging is Studied
  4. Aging of Appearances and Mobility
  5. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  6. Physiological Control Systems I: Digestive, Excretory and Endocrine Systems
  7. Physiological Control Systems II: Reproductive, Autonomic, and Immune Systems
  8. Dementia and Normal Age Changes in the Brain
  9. Chronic Diseases and Health
  10. Sensory and Perceptual Processes
  11. Concluding Observations: Identity and the Biopsychosocial Perspective Revisited
    References
    Index

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