Aging and Older Adulthood

Author: Joan T. Erber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470673419

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 3170

The third edition of this essential text has been updated andexpanded with new material that reflects the most recentdevelopments in the field, and explores our current understandingof a broad range of topics related to aging and olderadulthood. Fresh edition includes updated content such as revisedcase histories and reworked material on key concepts and researchapplications Retains the winning format of the second edition, with chaptercontents framed by individual histories Dual models add cohesiveness to the presentation of theory Thematic structure facilitates reader comprehension Instructor resources provided online upon publication at ahref=""

Aging and Older Adulthood

Author: Joan T. Erber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359576

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 8119

Updated and substantially revised, the second edition of Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most current scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of aging and older adulthood. Updated content and references include recent neurological findings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors that influence cognitive functioning, health care, decision making, and social relationships Chapter opening vignettes engage students with real world illustrations of older adults, which relate to the concepts to come Applying Research boxes offer examples of current research findings that can be applied to the everyday lives of older adults Understanding Aging boxes highlight phenomena, such as “sundown syndrome” and “end-of-life desires,” which provide a deeper insight into the aging process Integrated themes of diversity, environmental influences on aging, and applications to everyday life relate the story of aging more directly to key concepts New Chapter 13 explores what older adulthood may look like in the future and ties together the author’s theoretical framework with views on positive aging Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides available online at

Aging and Older Adulthood

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490267743

Category: Education

Page: 35

View: 4078

Facts101 is your complete guide to Aging and Older Adulthood. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Journey Called Aging

Challenges and Opportunities in Older Adulthood

Author: James C. Fisher,Henry C. Simmons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113680563X

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 3978

A Journey Called Aging presents an insightful exploration of the years between the entry into older adulthood and death. This text examines the significant changes and major landmarks of older persons between 60 and 90. Grounded by a developmental framework based on empirical research, this book presents a new way of looking at older adulthood, describing the older adult years in intensely human terms through both anecdotes and research-based findings to engage the reader as both guide and traveler. Using a series of sequential stages as a framework, A Journey Called Aging discusses the experiences of older adults addressing the challenges and opportunities presented at each stage. This clear analysis can be used as a guide to help persons plan their own odyssey through the older years. Topics in A Journey Called Aging include: research and results of the study entering older adulthood the long stable stage of Extended Middle Age Early Transition Older Adult Lifestyle Later Transition the stable stage near the end of life the final transition A Journey Called Aging is crucial reading for professionals who work with older adults, including pastors, attorneys, facilities managers, and program directors; gerontology educators and students; and older adults themselves, their families, and those who care for and about them.

Adulthood and Aging

Author: Jeanne L. Thomas

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205133772

Category: Adulthood

Page: 473

View: 6361

Provides a theoretical and empirical background for adult development and ageing. Classic and recent research is emphasized throughout, and race, gender, class, culture and ethnicity are presented as moderating influences of development. The book also provides coverage of family and interpersonal issues - topics which have been of interest in the field of gerontology. Women's issues are also stressed, and the text aims to encourage students to think critically.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood

Author: Mary Lee Hummert,John M. Wiemann,John F. Nussbaum

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803951175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 8327

By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, this volume provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and ageing. This integrative approach brings together the best of current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics and medical sociology. Centring on three topics - cognition, language and relationships - the book explores the individual areas as well as the ways in which they intersect. It brings to light the implications of individual differences among members of the elderly population as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the ageing process on language production, relational satisfaction an


An Introduction to Gerontology

Author: Lewis R. Aiken

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803954458

Category: Medical

Page: 469

View: 9710

In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life. Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of sugges
Health & Fitness

Older adulthood

learning activities for understanding aging

Author: Stephen Fried,Dorothy Van Booven,Cindy MacQuarrie

Publisher: Health Professions Pr

ISBN: 9781878812100

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 7877


Adult Development and Aging

Author: John Cavanaugh,Fredda Blanchard-Fields

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495601748

Category: Psychology

Page: 625

View: 4979

Written within a biopsychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields’ best-selling text covers the specific ages-stages of adult development and aging. In its unparalleled coverage of current research and theory, the authors draw clear connections between research and application. The book’s focus on positive aging and the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguish it from its competitors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Political Science

Life course perspectives on adulthood and old age

Author: Marsha Mailick Seltzer,Marty Wyngaarden Krauss,Matthew P. Janicki

Publisher: Amer Assn on Intellectual&Devel


Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 4651

This volume takes current stock of our current state of knowledge about aging & mental retardation. Its contributors articulate the implications of our knowledge for service delivery issues & policy development & chart directions for future research. Leading researchers present the results of their work, many of whom participated in the Boston Roundtable on Research & Applications in Aging & Developmental Disabilities, held in Boston in November 1990. The impetus for this publication is linked to the effectiveness of the Roundtable meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, in exposing the dynamic range of research currently being conducted & reported. This volume is composed of four sections. The first section addresses the family context of care for adults & elders with mental retardation. The second section examines individual development of people with mental retardation during adulthood & old age. The third section focuses on the provision of services to older people with mental retardation & their families. The final section addresses methodological challenges facing researchers who study aging in people with mental retardation & their families, & can daunt or inspire researchers who seek to unravel the mysteries of human development in the later decades of life.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, 3 Volume Set

Author: Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528921

Category: Psychology

Page: 1536

View: 8150

Available online or as a 3–volume print set, this authoritative reference work contains more than 300 entries covering all aspects of the multi–disciplinary field of adult development and aging. Brings together concise, accurate summaries of classic topics as well as the most recent thinking and research in new areas Covers a broad range of issues, from biological and physiological changes in the body to changes in cognition, personality, and social roles to applied areas such as psychotherapy, long–term care, and end–of–life issues Includes contributions from major researchers, theorists, and methodologists from the academic and clinical realms A state–of–the art reference work that is as essential for experts in the field as for students in the social sciences and humanities coming to the subject for the first time

Everyday Cognition in Adulthood and Late Life

Author: Leonard W. Poon,David C. Rubin,Barbara A. Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521428606

Category: Medical

Page: 708

View: 2069

The authors present relevant data that open up new directions for those studying cognitive aging.
Social Science

Communication and the Aging Process

Interaction Throughout the Life Cycle

Author: Lois M. Tamir

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483153355

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 8407

Communication and the Aging Process: Interaction throughout the Life Cycle focuses on the process of development from infancy through old age, particularly noting the value of communication, social interaction, and social networks. The manuscript first offers information on development throughout the life cycle, as well as models of development, crisis and change, and methodology. The text then discusses communicative interaction and origins of communication, including interpersonal cognition, social interaction, caretaker-child interaction, communication between children, and language development. The book surveys adolescence and adulthood, psychological characteristics of the aged, and social world of the aged. Personality and morale, retirement and widowhood, attitudes toward the aged, and norms and rules are discussed. The manuscript also takes a look at the social networks of the aged and communicative interaction and the aged. Concerns include family, neighbors, friends, misperceptions between generations, and thought process and communication. The text is a vital source of data for readers interested in the study of life cycle.

Great Myths of Aging

Author: Joan T. Erber,Lenore T. Szuchman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118521501

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 8384

Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations andstereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humorand cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths. Reader-friendly structure breaks myths down into categoriessuch as Body, Mind, and Living Contexts; and looks at myths from“Older people lose interest in sex” to “Olderpeople are stingy” Explains the origins of myths and misconceptions aboutaging Looks at the unfortunate consequences of anti-aging stereotypesfor both the reader and older adults in society

Aging, Spirituality, and Religion

A Handbook

Author: Melvin Kimble,Susan H. McFadden

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9780800632731

Category: Religion

Page: 479

View: 3537

Volume II picks up where Volume I left off--with practical advice and tools for ministry with the aging in a variety of settings. Gerontological and theological perspectives undergird the practical guidance and a final section treats of the unique ethical issues involved in ministry with the aging.

Psychology and aging

Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991

Author: Theo B. Sonderegger,James E. Birren

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803292109


Page: 276

View: 8034


Die Berliner Altersstudie

Author: Paul B Baltes,Karl Ulrich Mayer

Publisher: Akademie Verlag

ISBN: 9783050025742

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

View: 3109

Gegenwart und Zukunft unserer Gesellschaft sind durch einen immer höheren Anteil alter und sehr alter Menschen geprägt. Die Berliner Altersstudie ist weltweit einzigartig in der Breite des Spektrums der beteiligten Wissenschaften und der sowohl disziplinär als auch interdisziplinär bestimmten Untersuchungsgebiete, in dem Fokus auf das hohe Alter (70- bis über 100jährige) und in dem empirischen Bezug auf eine repräsentativ ausgewählte Stadtbevölkerung. Der Band berichtet unter anderem über geistige Leistungsfähigkeit, Persönlichkeit und soziale Beziehungen im Alter, über körperliche Gesundheit, medizinische Versorgung und zahnmedizinischen Status, über psychische Erkrankungen wie Demenz und Depression, über soziale und kulturelle Aktivitäten und die wirtschaftliche Situation, über Alltagskompetenz, subjektives Wohlbefinden und Unterschiede zwischen Frauen und Männern. Die Studie wurde im Rahmen der Arbeitsgruppe "Altern und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung" der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften durch geführt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren arbeiten überwiegend am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, an der Freien Universität Berlin und an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Health & Fitness

Understanding Communication and Aging

Developing Knowledge and Awareness

Author: Jake Harwood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926092

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 325

View: 6019

Understanding Communication and Aging is the most accessible introductory text in the area of communication and aging. The book examines key topics such as interpersonal and family relationships in old age, media portrayals of aging, cultural variations in intergenerational communication, and health communication in old age. With a lively presentation style, the book presents central research findings in the area while engaging students more broadly in the important questions concerning communication and human aging: Why do some people age more successfully than others? What role does communication play in shaping our attitudes and feelings about getting older? Are there different or better ways in which we could get old? Students will emerge with a greater understanding of communication and aging research, and with a greater interest and sensitivity to the ways in which communication is shaped by, and itself influences, the aging process.

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 145227892X

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 4080

"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging
Social Science

Developmental Theories Through the Life Cycle

Author: Sonia G. Austrian

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231513011

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 7572

In this bestselling textbook, contributors describe theories of normal human development advanced by such pioneers as Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Jean Piaget, Nancy Chodorow, Daniel Levinson, Erik Erikson, and Margaret Mahler. Beginning with infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool, each chapter examines corresponding ideologies concerning maturation and development in middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, while acknowledging that no one theory can encompass all aspects of human development. In-depth analyses of the psychology and sociology of development provide educators and practitioners with insights into the specific social contexts of human behavior and help identify variables and deviations. This second edition features up-to-date empirical information, including additional studies on diverse populations, and a new chapter on attachment theory, a growing area of interest for today's clinicians.