Adult Development and Aging

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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This revision of Cavanaugh's best-selling text is written within a biopsychosocial framework and covers the specific age-stages of adult development and aging. The book's currency of research and theories cited and the connections developed between research and application contribute to its excellent reputation. The book's focus on the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguishes it from its competitors. The new edition features a complete reworking of its organization and a thorough updating of citations, including hundreds from 1997 through the present. A new separate chapter on Social Cognition, Chapter 9 (the research area of the new co-author, Fredda Blanchard-Fields), offers expanded coverage of this exciting area.

Table of Contents

Studying Adult Development and Agingp. 1
Perspectives on Adult Development and Agingp. 2
Discovering Development: Myths and Stereotypes About Agingp. 3
Issues in Studying Adult Development and Agingp. 6
Forces in Action: Culture, Ethnicity, and Agingp. 9
Current Controversies: Does Personality in Young Adulthood Determine Personality in Old Age?p. 11
Research Methodsp. 14
How Do We Know? Conflicts Between Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Datap. 22
Physical Changesp. 30
Why Do We Age? Biological Theories of Agingp. 32
Discovering Development: Why Do Most People Think We Age?p. 33
Appearance and Mobilityp. 34
Sensory Systemsp. 40
How Do We Know? Improving Balance Through Tai Chip. 47
Vital Functionsp. 48
Forces in Action: Take a Deep Breathp. 52
The Reproductive Systemp. 53
Current Controversies: Hormone Replacement Therapyp. 55
The Nervous Systemp. 57
Longevity, Health, and Functioningp. 68
How Long Will We Live?p. 70
Discovering Development: Take the Longevity Testp. 71
Health and Illnessp. 75
How Do We Know? Dealing with Stress in Key Life Rolesp. 83
Common Chronic Conditions and Their Managementp. 84
Current Controversies: The Prostate Cancer Dilemmap. 90
Pharmacology and Medication Adherencep. 92
Functional Health and Disabilityp. 95
Forces in Action: Why Are Some People More at Risk for Disability?p. 100
Clinical Assessment, Mental Health, and Mental Disordersp. 106
Mental Health and the Adult Life Coursep. 108
Developmental Issues in Assessment and Therapyp. 111
Forces in Action: Clinical Assessment and the Adult Life Coursep. 114
The Big Three: Depression, Delirium, and Dementiap. 116
Current Controversies: Genetic Tests for Dementia: Difficult Choicesp. 131
How Do We Know? What's My Name? Memory Intervention in Alzheimer's Diseasep. 134
Other Mental Disorders and Concernsp. 136
Discovering Development: What Substance Abuse Treatment Options Are Available in Your Area?p. 141
Person-Environment Interactions and Optimal Agingp. 146
Describing Person-Environment Interactionsp. 148
Discovering Development: What's Your Adaptation Level?p. 151
Living in Long-Term Care Facilitiesp. 153
Current Controversies: Financing Long-Term Carep. 156
How Do We Know? How Do People Respond to Patronizing Speech?p. 163
Optimal Agingp. 164
Forces in Action: Designing Health Promotion Programs That Workp. 167
Attention and Perceptual Processingp. 176
The Information-Processing Modelp. 178
Forces in Action: The Information Processing Modelp. 180
Attentionp. 180
Discovering Development: How Good Are Your Notes?p. 187
Speed of Processingp. 189
Current Controversies: Decline in Processing Speed: General Slowing or Process-Specific Slowing?p. 191
Driving and Accident Preventionp. 194
How Do We Know? Evaluating the Driving Ability of Older Adultsp. 198
Language Processingp. 200
Memoryp. 208
Information Processing Revisitedp. 210
Sources of Age Differences in Memoryp. 218
Forces in Action: Effects on Memory Performancep. 222
Current Controversies: How Do We Explain False Memories?p. 223
Discourse Memoryp. 224
How Do We Know? The Influence of Social Context on Memory Performancep. 227
Memory in Everyday Lifep. 228
Self-Evaluations of Memory Abilitiesp. 233
Discovering Development: How's Your Memory?p. 235
Clinical Issues and Memory Testingp. 236
Remediating Memory Problemsp. 241
Intelligencep. 252
Defining Intelligencep. 254
Forces in Action: The Mechanics and Pragmatics of Intelligencep. 257
Discovering Development: How Do People Show Intelligence?p. 258
Developmental Trends in Psychometric Intelligencep. 258
Current Controversies: Problems in Detecting Lifestyle Effects on Intellectual Functioningp. 269
Qualitative Differences in Adults' Thinkingp. 274
Everyday Reasoning and Problem Solvingp. 283
How Do We Know? The Role of Emotionality in Solving Real-Life Problemsp. 287
Social Cognitionp. 298
Basic Cognitive Abilities and Social Cognitionp. 300
Social Knowledge Structures and Social Beliefsp. 304
Current Controversies: Are Stereotypes of Aging Associated with Lower Cognitive Performance?p. 310
Causal Attributionsp. 312
How Do We Know? Age Differences in Adjusting Social Judgementsp. 314
Motivation and Social Processing Goalsp. 314
Personal Controlp. 317
Discovering Development: How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Cognitive Functioning?p. 318
Social Situations and Social Competencep. 320
Forces in Action: Marriage Partners and Collaborative Cognitionp. 322
Personalityp. 328
Dispositional Traits Across Adulthoodp. 330
Current Controversies: Intraindividual Change and the Stability of Traitsp. 335
Personal Concerns and Qualitative Stages in Adulthoodp. 337
Forces in Action: The Personal Side of Stage Theoriesp. 347
Life Narratives, Identity, and the Selfp. 349
Discovering Development: Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?p. 351
How Do We Know? Views of Life: Well-Being and Agingp. 358
Relationshipsp. 366
Relationship Types and Issuesp. 368
Current Controversies: What Causes Elder Abuse?p. 374
Lifestyles and Love Relationshipsp. 374
Discovering Development: What Keeps Married Couples Together?p. 378
Family Dynamics and the Life Coursep. 384
Forces in Action: Influences on Parentsp. 386
How Do We Know? How Do You Think Your Children Turned Out?p. 388
Work, Leisure, and Retirementp. 404
Occupational Choice and Developmentp. 406
How Do We Know? Periodicity and Job Satisfactionp. 415
Gender, Ethnicity, Bias, and Discriminationp. 416
Forces in Action: Occupational Success Is More Than Just Hard Workp. 423
Occupational Transitionsp. 424
Dual-Earner Couplesp. 426
Current Controversies: Division of Labor and Role Conflict in Dual-Earner Couplesp. 430
Leisure Activitiesp. 431
Retirementp. 433
Discovering Development: Are You Retired?p. 435
Dying and Bereavementp. 446
Definitions and Ethical Issuesp. 448
Current Controversies: Dying with Dignity and Assisted Suicidep. 453
Thinking About Death: Personal Aspectsp. 454
Discovering Development: How Do You Describe a Life?p. 455
End-of-Life Issuesp. 459
Forces in Action: Deciding How You Want to Diep. 461
Survivors: The Grieving Processp. 463
How Do We Know? Family Stress and Adaptation Before and After Bereavementp. 468
Referencesp. 1
Name Indexp. 1
Glossary/Subject Indexp. 13
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