Midlife myths: issues, findings, and practice implications

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Sage Publications, Feb 1, 1989 - Psychology - 288 pages
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This volume separates myth from reality by providing factual knowledge about some of the most pertinent, and perplexing, midlife issues. The editors identify prominent areas of midlife associated with negative images, including physical status, cognitive structures and intelligence, mental health and personal development, social context of marriage and family, and personal development and social responsibility. Contributors examine widely held beliefs in these areas in the context of research findings that dispel or challenge them with alternative perspectives. The discussions thus encourage a more balanced view of midlife that recognizes the potential for continued growth and satisfaction in midlife and contribute to a more realistic preparation of professionals in the human services.

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Physical Status
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SensualitySexuality of the Middle Years
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About the author (1989)

Ski Hunter, PhD, MSW, is a professor at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington. She is the author of several books, including Midlife and Older LGBT Adults: Knowledge and Affirmative Practice for the Social Services (Haworth).

Martin Sundel, President of Sundel Consulting Group, is a behavior change consultant and practitioner. He is a Charter Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society. He was the Dulak Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, and also served on the faculties of The University of Michigan, The University of Louisville, and Florida International University. He holds professional degrees in social work and psychology from the University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Community Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has published extensively on the application of behavioral science knowledge to the helping professions. His publication credits include Be Assertive, Assessing Health and Human Service Needs, Individual Change Through Small Groups (2nd edition), Midlife Myths, and Women at Midlife.

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