Adult Development and Aging

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Cengage Learning, Jul 15, 2005 - Psychology - 600 pages
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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. This edition features more real-world examples and new research trends.
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Good book with a lot of insight. Anyone wanting to learn more about the self of an older person should read this. Read full review

Contents

PHYSICAL CHANGES
34
LONGEVITY HEALTH AND FUNCTIONING
74
CLINICAL ASSESSMENT MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL DISORDERS
114
PERSONENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS AND OPTIMAL AGING
154
ATTENTION AND PERCEPTUAL PROCESSING
186
MEMORY
218
INTELLIGENCE
262
SOCIAL COGNITION
308
RELATIONSHIPS
382
WORK LEISURE AND RETIREMENT
426
DYING AND BEREAVEMENT
470
LOOKING AHEAD
502
REFERENCES
511
NAME INDEX
2016
GLOSSARYSUBJECT INDEX
2028
Copyright

PERSONALITY
340

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About the author (2005)

John C. Cavanaugh, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, is chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Previously, he was President of the University of West Florida. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, The American Psychological Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. He has been an American Council of Education Fellow and elected President of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the APA (Division 20). In addition, Dr. Cavanaugh was a Congressionally selected delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. His research interests in gerontology concern family care-giving as well as the role of beliefs in older adult's cognitive performance. He is also the co-author of HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, Sixth Edition, with Robert V. Kail of Purdue University.

Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the department at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include social cognition in adulthood and aging as well as everyday problem solving and emotion regulation from adolescence through older adulthood. She has been published in Psychology and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and other journals. She is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Research and Child Development, and the Psychonomics Society.

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