Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 18, 2010 - Psychology - 480 pages
The fourth edition continues to provide psychologists with a fresh and engaging approach to the field of psychology of adult development and aging. It focuses on three themes: a multidisciplinary approach, positive images of aging, and the newest and most relevant research. Recent articles and updates to the information on demography, economics, and public policy are presented. The Aging in the News feature includes a story of a remarkable achievement by a middle-aged or older adult. The Assess Yourself boxes are also updated with new questions. Psychologists appreciate this mix of examples and discussions that make the material come to life.
 

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Contents

Four Principles of Adult Development
4
Social Factors in Adult Development
12
Summary
19
CHAPTER 3
44
CHAPTER 4
64
Mobility
72
Nervous System
86
CHAPTER 5
98
Intelligence
154
The Psychology of Wisdom
163
Trait Approaches
173
Cognitive Perspective
179
Summary
188
Families
201
Siblings
208
CHAPTER 10
214

Cancer
104
Dementia and Related Neurological Disorders
111
Summary
121
Processing Attention and Memory
124
Driving and Aging
130
Summary
142
Everyday Problem Solving
148
Vocational Satisfaction
222
Age and Vocational Performance
228
Leisure Pursuits in Later Adulthood
235
CHAPTER 12
260
Characteristics and Needs of Nursing Homes
272
Summary
278
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