Women Growing Older: Psychological Perspectives

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Barbara F. Turner, Lillian E. Troll
SAGE Publications, Nov 18, 1993 - Psychology - 285 pages
How women decide to balance work, marriage and motherhood; what happens as they age as a result of their decisions; and gender stereotypes of young, middle-aged and older women are among the topics examined in this volume. Relating research on older women to theoretical and conceptual developments in the psychology of adult development and ageing, contributions also include a life-span approach to attachment theory.

In addition, a penetrating historical analysis of cultural images of the nature of cognition, mind and creativity is presented, and gender identity continuity and change in midlife explored. The social convey and support-efficacy models are also used to describe causal mechanisms through which social relations a

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Contents

Introduction
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Womens Goal Orientations Across the Life Cycli
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The Social Clock Project in Middle
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Turner received the A.B. from Antioch College and the Ph.D. in the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago. From 1968 to 1989, she was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she founded and directed the Center on Aging. In 1989, she moved to the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where she is Professor of Gerontology. Her research interests and publications focus on the intersection of gender and aging, especially in personality, mental health, and sexuality.

Troll is Professor Emeritus in Psychology, Rutgers University. Her major interests are in life-span development in families, particularly of women, and in generational relations. She received a B.S. in psychology and an M.A. and Ph.D. in human development from the University of Chicago.

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