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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. It provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. The seventh edition of the Handbook will contain all new material and include an entirely new section devoted to what neuroscience has discovered on cognitive aging. Contains all the main areas of psychological gerontological research in one volume Entire section on neuroscience and aging Begins with a section on theory and methods Edited by one of the father of gerontology (Schaie) and contributors represent top scholars in gerontology

Author Biography

K. Warner Schale is Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington. In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards for his work in gerontology, he is a past president of the American Psychological Association Division of Adult Development and Aging and author of 300 - journal articles and chapters and 58 books on the psychology of aging. Sherry L. Willis is a professor at the University of Washington. In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards for her work in gerontology, she has edited 10 - volumes and authored 100 - publications in adult development, and is a past president of Division 20, Adult Development and Aging, American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
About the Editorsp. xiii
Concepts, Theory, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging
Enduring Theoretical Themes in Psychological Aging: Derivation, Functions, Perspectives, and Opportunitiesp. 3
Methodological and Analytical Issues in the Psychology of Agingp. 25
Historical Influences on Aging and Behaviorp. 41
Neuroscience, Cognition and Aging
Executive Function and Cognitive Agingp. 59
The Cognitive Consequences of Structural Changes to the Aging Brainp. 73
Behavior Genetics of Agingp. 93
Neuroplasticity, Aging, and Cognitive Functionp. 109
Memory Changes and the Aging Brain: A Multimodal Imaging Approachp. 121
Age Differences in Complex Decision Makingp. 133
Cognitive Interventionsp. 153
Social and Health Factors that Impact Aging
The Relevance of Control Beliefs for Health and Agingp. 175
The Speedometer of Life: Stress, Health and Agingp. 191
Health Disparities, Social Class, and Agingp. 207
Relationships between Adults and their Aging Parentsp. 219
Intergenerational Communication Practicesp. 233
Age Stereotypes and Agingp. 249
Aging in the Work Contextp. 263
Wisdom, Age, and Well-Beingp. 279
Complex Behavioral Processes and Psychopathology of Aging
Emotional Experience and Regulation in Later Lifep. 295
Psychopathology, Bereavement, and Agingp. 311
Assessment of Emotional and Personality Disorders in Older Adultsp. 325
Neuropsychological Assessment of the Dementias of Late Lifep. 339
Family Caregiving for Cognitively or Physically Frail Older Adults: Theory, Research, and Practicep. 353
Decision Making Capacityp. 367
Author Indexp. 381
Subject Indexp. 413
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