The Aging Individual: Physical and Psychological Perspectives, 2nd Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Oct 10, 2002 - Medical - 378 pages
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Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, Whitbourne's identity process model serves to integrate the physiological with a psychological perspective. The effects of physical changes on the individual are examined in terms of identity, as well as the impact of identity on the interpretation of these changes. The preventive and compensatory steps that indiviuduals can take to offset the aging process are explored as well.

As with the first edition, a major strength of this text is the author's illumination of complex biological concepts in a clear and accessible style. The Second Edition includes new material focusing on demographic statistics, chronic diseases, the biopsychosocial perspective, and succesful aging. This edition also features new charts, tables, and figures to highlight the text. This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and social work.


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Who Are the Aged?
How Aging Is Studied
Aging of Appearance and Mobility
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Digestive Excretory
Reproductive Autonomic
Dementia and Normal Age Changes in the Brain
Chronic Diseases and Health
Sensory and Perceptual Processes
Identity and the Biopsychosocial

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The Second Edition includes new material focusing on demographic statistics, chronic disease, and successful aging. This edition also features new charts, tables, and figures to highlight text. Contents: - Models of Identity and the Aging Process - Who are the Aged - How aging is studied? - Aging of Appearance and Mobility - Cardiovascular and Respitory systems - Digestive, Excretory, and Endocrine Systems - Reproductive, Autonomic, and Immune Systems - Dementia and Normal Age Changes in the Brain - Chronic Disease and Health - Sensory and Perceptual Processes Identity and the Biopsychosocial Perspective Revisited

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