Takes a life-span view of development and a multi-disciplinary approach to adulthood, presenting development and aging at multiple levels: biological, psychological, sociological, anthropological, cultural and historical. Stresses the plasticity and diversity of aging. Promotes an understanding of adult development and of life in an aging society. Intended to develop analytic skills in students by allowing them to interpret age differences.
Table of ContentsThe Concepts of Development and Aging.
Approaches and Methods in the Study of Adult Development and Aging.
BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING.
Biological Explanations of Aging.
Biological Changes Across Adulthood.
Physical Health Across Adulthood.
Mental Health Across Adulthood.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING.
Sensation and Perception Across Adulthood.
Learning and Memory Across Adulthood.
Intelligence, Creativity, and Wisdom Across Adulthood.
Personality and Motivation Across Adulthood.
SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING.
Relationships Within Generations.
Relationships Between Generations.
Occupational Patterns Across Adulthood.
Leisure and Community Involvement Across Adulthood.
Social Issues and Social Support Across Adulthood.
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Adulthood and Aging.