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Handbook of the psychology of aging.

Author: K Warner Schaie; Sherry L Willis
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2011.
Series: Handbooks of aging.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th ed.View all editions and formats
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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. It provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. The seventh edition of the Handbook will contain all new material and include an entirely new section devoted to what  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K Warner Schaie; Sherry L Willis
ISBN: 9780123808820 0123808820
OCLC Number: 655650312
Notes: Previous ed.: 2006.
Description: xiv, 419 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Concepts, theory, and methods in the psychology of aging. Enduring theoretical themes in psychological aging: derivation, functions, perspectives, and opportunities / Roger A. Dixon; Methodological and analytical issues in the psychology of aging / Emilio Ferrer, Paolo Ghisletta; Historical influences on aging and behavior / K. Warner Schaie --
Part II. Neuroscience, cognition and aging. Executive function and cognitive aging / Mary Luszcz; The cognitive consequences of structural changes to the aging brain / Karen M. Rodrigue, Kristen M. Kennedy; Behavior genetics of aging / William S. Kremen, Michael J. Lyons; Neuroplasticity, aging, and cognitive function / Denise C. Park, Gérard N. Bischof; Memory changes and the aging brain: a multimodel imaging approach / Lars Nyberg, Lars Bäckman; Age differences in complex decision making / Ellen Peters, Nathan F. Dieckmann, Joshua Weller; Cognitive interventions / Elizabeth A. L. Stine-Morrow, Chandramallika Basak --
Part III. Social and health factors that impact aging. The relevance of control beliefs for health and aging / Margie E. Lachman, Shevaun D. Neupert, Stefan Agrigoroaei; The speedometer of life: stress, health and aging / David M. Almeida, Jennifer R. Piazza, Robert S. Stawski, Laura C. Klein; Health disparities, social class, and aging / Keith E. Whitfield, Roland Thorpe, Sarah Szanton; Relationship between adults and their aging parents / Karen L. Fingerman, Kira S. Birditt; Intergenerational communication practices / Howard Giles, Jessica Gasiorek; Age stereotypes and aging / Mary Lee Hummert; Aging in the work context / Catherine E. Bowen, Martin G. Noack, Ursula M. Staudinger; Wisdom, age, and well-being / Monika Ardelt --
Part IV. Complex behavioral processes and psychopathology of aging. Emotional experience and regulation in later life / Susan Turk Charles; Psychopathology, bereavement, and aging / Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Suzanne Meeks; Assessment of emotional and personality disorders in older adults / Barry A. Edelstein, Daniel L. Segal; Neurophsychological assessment of the dementias of later life / Stephanie Cosentino, Adam M. Brickman, Jennifer J. Manly; Family caregiving for cognitively or physically frail older adults: theory, research, and practice / Bob G. Knight, Andres Losada; Decision making capacity / Jennifer Moye, Daniel Marson, Barry Edelstein, Stacey Wood, Aida Saldivar.
Series Title: Handbooks of aging.
Other Titles: Psychology of aging

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