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This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years. Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas Includes newly commissioned essays from the top researchers in the field Takes a biopsychosocial perspective, covering the biological, psychological and social changes that occur in adulthood
Susan Krauss Whitbourne is Professor of Psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of numerous publications including Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders (6th edition, with R. P. Halgin, 2009), Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (4th Edition, Wiley, 2011, with S. B. Whitbourne), and The Search for Fulfillment (2010).
Martin Sliwinski is Director of the Gerontology Center and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He has written extensively on the relationship of stress and disease to health, emotional well-being, and cognitive function across the adult lifespan.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Theoretical Perspectives: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Positive Aging
"Demography of Aging: Behavioral and Social Implications
Late Life: A Venue for Studying die Mechanisms by WhichContextual Factors Influence Individual Development
Methodological Issues in Research on Adult Development and Aging
Physical Changes and Health
Physical Exercise and Health
Behavioral Stability and Change in Health Across the Adult Life Cycle
Memory and Aging
Personality Development in Adulthood
Socioemotional Perspectives on Adult Development
Personality and Aging: Cognitive Perspectives and Processes
Affective Disorders and Age: The View Through a Developmental Lens
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Personality Disorders in Later Life
Assessment of Older Adults
Self-Regulation and Social Cognition in Adulthood: The Gyroscopeof Personality
Partners and Friends in Adulthood
Intergenerational Relationships and Aging
Retirement: An Adult Development Perspective
Well-Being and Creativity
Effects of Remaining Time for Psychological Well-Being and Cognition
Creative Productivity and Aging: An Age Decrement - or Not?
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