The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne
     
 

This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years.

  • Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas
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Overview

This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years.

  • Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas
  • Includes newly commissioned essays from the top researchers in the field
  • Takes a biopsychosocial perspective, covering the biological, psychological and social changes that occur in adulthood

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A plus point is that the writing style makes the content accessible to a wide audience without being simplistic.  It would therefore be useful to students in order to expand their reading around psychological issues in ageing.”  (Journal of Ageing & Society, 1 August 2013)

“This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting–edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years. Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and ageing, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas." (Nursing Times, January 2013)

“(the book) will be very useful as a review for professional in the area of developmental psychology, but also as a resource for students who wish to find a summary of a specific area. . . Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.”  (Choice, 1 September 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444347609
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology , #40
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
584
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
This wonderful Handbook presents a grand sweep of the universe of age and aging seen through a developmental lens. Each chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the topic, supplemented by extensive, up-to-date references.

Erlene Rosowsky,  Harvard University

In one volume the reader will find a review of those topics critical to the study of adult development and aging.  Seasoned gerontologists will find the Handbook a faithful guide to contemporary developments in areas of their scholarly interest. 

Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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