9780130109538

The Journey of Adulthood

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130109538

  • ISBN10:

    0130109533

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/1999
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This best-selling book discusses the aspects of " successful aging, " covering growth and development from young adulthood to old age, and the impact that culture, gender, and individual differences have on these processes. Its conversational and positive tone keeps readers interested in the subject matter, as it encourages them to apply the concepts of the book to their own lives. It presents research findings, theories, and models from the fields of developmental psychology, social psychology, health psychology, sociology, and others to discuss topics of prevention, compensation, gains, and losses. For psychologists, sociologists, and gerontologists interested in a valuable resource for information about the aging process.

Table of Contents

PREFACE XIII
1 DEFINING THE JOURNEY: SOME ASSUMPTIONS, DEFINITIONS, AND METHODS
2(30)
2 THEORIES OF ADULT CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
32(30)
3 PHSICAL CHANGES
62(36)
4 CHANGES IN HEALTH AND HEALTH HABITS
98(30)
5 COGNITIVE CHANGES
128(32)
6 SOCIAL ROLES IN ADULTHOOD
160(34)
7 DEVELOPMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS
194(38)
8 WORK AND WORK ROLES IN ADULTHOOD
232(40)
9 CHANGES IN PERSONALITY AND MOTIVATION
272(32)
10 THE GROWTH OP MEANING
304(27)
11 DEALING WITH THE STRESSES OF ADULT LIFE
331(29)
12 THEMES OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT: AN OVERVIEW
360(18)
13 THE FINAL STAGE DEATH AND DYING
378(22)
14 THE SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY: PATHWAYS, TRAJECTORIES, AND GULLIES
400

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