This comprehensive book helps readers process a clear picture of adult development and aging with the help and results of intensive scientific research. It challenges common stereotypes about this subject matter, and interprets the research data into an optimistic yet realistic appraisal of the many problems faced by the elderly in today's society. Chapter topics look at independence and intimacy in young adulthood; responsibility and failure in the middle years; the reintegration or despair of later life; research methodology; families; careers; personality development; learning and memory; intellectual and biological development; mental disorders; and death and bereavement. For individuals who want to view the potential richness of lifeat all stages, and/or understand the lives of older adults they may care for.
|Series:||MySearchLab Series for Psychology Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of Contents
2. Young Adulthood: Independence Versus Intimacy.
3. The Middle Years: Generativity and Responsibility.
4. Late Life: Reintegration or Despair.
5. Research Methodology in Adult Development and Aging.
6. Families: Interdependent Relationships.
7. Men and Women: Together and Apart.
8. Careers: Earning a Living.
9. Personality Development: Continuity and Change.
10. Motivation: Beliefs, Goals, and Affect.
11. Learning and Memory: Acquiring and Retaining Information.
12. Intellectual Development: The Display of Competence.
13. Biological Development: The Aging Body.
14. Mental Disorders: Failing to Cope.
15. The End of Life: Death and Bereavement.