Adult Development and Aging

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McGraw-Hill Company, 1996 - Psychology - 609 pages
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This 13-chapter text provides a comprehensive account of adult development and aging: covering the entire adult lifespan with extra emphasis on late adulthood. The book is divided into four parts: exploring the world of adulthood (introduction, metatheories and research methods); the world of body and mind (physical and cognitive/moral development); the social world (education, work, retirement and leisure, relationships and lifestyles, living arrangements, community support and caregiving); and the inner world (personality development, mental health, coping and successful aging, confronting death and bereavement).

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Contents

Metatheories
39
EXPLORING THE WORLD Basic Research Methods
46
OF ADULTHOOD i Sampling Data Collection
54
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About the author (1996)

As a professor, Diane E. Papalia has taught thousands of undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her bachelor's degree, majoring in psychology, from Vassar College and both her master's degree in child development and family relations and her Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from West Virginia University. She has published numerous articles in such professional journals as Human Development, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Sex Roles, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology and Journal of Gerontology. Most of these papers have dealt with her major research focus, cognitive development from childhood through old age.

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