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Journey of Adulthood / Edition 8

Journey of Adulthood / Edition 8

by Bjorklund


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Journey of Adulthood / Edition 8

A conversational style and well-balanced blend of research findings, theory, and practical applications make this book a comprehensible guide to growth and development from young adulthood to old age. It clarifies a distorted view of aging, as seen by a society that is increasing in age, and promotes respect and admiration for older adults while giving youth a more realistic and positive look at their own future. Discussions on cultural, gender, and individual differences give meaning to material on prevention, compensation, gains, and losses. For anyone looking for practical knowledge on development in order to enhance their relationships with family members, or understanding of their own aging experience.

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ISBN-13: 2900205970758
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/14/2014
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Barbara R. Bjorklund is an adjunct professor at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida, where she teaches courses in developmental psychology, social psychology, and forensic psychology. She has a Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from the University of Georgia and has published research on a variety of developmental psychology topics, including memory development and eye-witness testimony. She also has worked as a columnist and features writer for Parents Magazine and has authored books on child development. In 2000 she took over the fourth edition of Journey of Adulthood from Helen Bee and has authored each following edition. Parts of these books have been written in Germany, Spain, and New Zealand where Dr. Bjorklund and her husband served as visiting professors. Her interests outside the office include photography and travel. She is co-founder of the Book Club in the Farms, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Dr. Bjorklund is a third generation Floridian and lives in Jupiter Farms, Florida, with her husband, David Bjorklund. They are frequent visitors to their 9 grandchildren living in Florida and Virginia. They are expecting numbers 10 and 11 (twins) in April 2014.

Table of Contents

1. Defining the Journey: Some Assumptions, Definitions, and Methods.
2. Theories of Adult Change or Development.
3. Physical Changes.
4. Changes in Health and Health Habits.
5. Cognitive Changes.
6. Social Roles in Adulthood.
7. Development of Relationships.
8. Work and Work Roles in Adulthood.
9. Changes in Personality and Motivation.
10. The Growth of Meaning.
11. Dealing with the Stresses of Adult Life.
12. Themes of Adult Development: An Overview.
13. The Final Stage: Death and Dying.
14. The Successful Journey: Pathways, Trajectories, and Gullies.

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