The Journey of Adulthood / Edition 6

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Overview

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, and individual differences have on these processes. Its conversational and positive tone keeps readers interested in the subject matter, as it encourages them to apply the concepts of the book to their own lives. It presents research findings, theories, and models from the fields of developmental psychology, social psychology, health psychology, sociology, and others to discuss topics of prevention, compensation, gains, and losses. For psychologists, sociologists, and gerontologists interested in a valuable resource for information about the aging process.

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This textbook defines terms, describes key concepts, and presents major theories of adult development; discusses health and medicine, behavior genetics, cognitive development, social psychology, sociology, economics, and social development in the context of adult development, based on empirical findings from these disciplines; and covers such topics as the growth of meaning, dealing with stress, conceptualizing the transitions of adulthood, and confronting death. New edition features new information about Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression in adulthood, health benefits of hormone replacement therapy, sexuality in older adulthood, human factors research with aging populations, theory of mind explanations of cognitive aging, and women's work roles and retirement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131888326
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.21 (w) x 10.17 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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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