Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2007
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This completely updated third edition guides readers through the art of successful aging. Leading aging expert Susan Krauss Whitbourne focuses on how individuals can take an active role in their aging processes and make it a rewarding developmental period, filled with vitality and creativity. Written in a more conversational style, the book combines research and applied perspectives, providing an even balance between biological, social, cognitive, and personality theory as it relates to adulthood and aging.

Table of Contents

Themes and Issues in Adult Development and Aging
Models of Development: Nature and Nurture in Adulthood
The Story of Adult Development and Aging: Research Methods
Physical and Sensory Changes in Adulthood and Old Age
Health and Prevention
Basic Cognitive Functions: Information Processing, Attention, and Memory
Language, Problem Solving, and Intelligence
Personality and Patterns of Coping
Work, Retirement, and Leisure Patterns
Mental Health Issues and Treatment
Long-Term Care
Death and Dying
Successful Aging and Creativity
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