Aging and older adulthood / Joan T. Erber.Call number: HQ1061 E73 2019 Material type: TextPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2020Edition: Fourth Edition.Description: xxix, 514 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781119438496 (pbk.)Subject(s): Aging -- Research | Older people -- Research | GerontologyDDC classification: 305.26
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Revised edition of the author's Aging and older adulthood, 2013.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood -- 2. Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood -- 3. Biological Aging and Health -- 4. Sensation, Perception, and Attention -- 5. Memory -- 6. Intellectual Functioning -- 7. Cognition and Problem Solving in the Everyday World -- 8. Personality and Coping -- 9. Social Interactions and Social Ties -- 10. Employment, Retirement, and Living Arrangements -- 11. Mental Health, Psychopathology, and Therapy -- 12. Coping with Death, Dying, and Bereavement -- 13. Looking Ahead: Aging in the Future.
"Reflects the most important theoretical foundations and research directions concerning aging and older adulthood This authoritative volume provides the latest insights into, and theoretical interpretation of, our understanding of the human aging process. Newly updated and revised, this edition of the well-established student textbook offers relatable scenarios that touch upon real-world issues faced by older adults and their families. The book explains how research studies attempt to answer questions of both theoretical and practical importance as they relate to aging and older adulthood, and it explains the hypotheses and findings of the studies in a manner that is comprehensible to readers of all levels of research experience. Aging and Older Adulthood begins by describing the demographic characteristics of the older population, and follows with a chapter on theoretical models that apply to the study of adult development and aging, as well as approaches commonly taken to conduct research and ethical concerns involved in the study of this group. It then offers a series of chapters exploring biological aging, sensation perception and attention, memory, intellectual functioning, cognition and real-world problem-solving, personality and coping, social interaction and social ties, lifestyles and retirement, mental health and psychotherapy, and death and bereavement. The final chapter looks at aging in the future. Each chapter includes fully updated research findings, as well as new and expanded coverage of concepts and ideas in areas such as neuroscience, and diabetes. New edition of a highly respected text exploring our contemporary understanding of a broad range of topics related to older adulthood and the psychology of aging Offers thematic treatment of core issues including health, sensory perception, memory, intellect, social interactions, employment and retirement, and mental health Uses a dual lens of two models – the selective optimization with compensation model and the ecological model – to provide cohesiveness to the presentation of both theoretical and applied material Introduces each chapter with a relevant real-world scenario and refers back to it throughout the chapter Includes pedagogical feature boxes that reflect current understanding of contemporary issues in the field as well as key points and issues for further discussion Aging and Older Adulthood, 4th Edition is an excellent text for upper division undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the older adulthood and aging, the psychology of aging, gerontological studies, and lifespan development"-- Provided by publisher.
"New edition of an established student textbook exploring our contemporary understanding of a broad range of topics related to older adulthood and the psychology of aging Offers thematic treatment of core issues including health, sensory perception, memory, intellect, social interactions, employment and retirement, and mental health Uses a dual lens of two models -- the ecological model and the selective optimization with compensation model -- to add cohesiveness to the presentation of theoretical material Retains the winning formula that made the second and third editions so successful, with learning material framed by individual histories and instructor material available online * Pedagogical features include feature boxes that reflect current understanding and research applications; key points and issues are highlighted as a basis for class discussion"-- Provided by publisher.