Coping with Aging by Richard S. Lazarus

Coping with Aging

byRichard S. Lazarus, Bernice N. Lazarus

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Coping with Aging is the final project of the late Richard S. Lazarus, the man whose landmark book Emotion and Adaptation put the study of emotion in play in the field of psychology. In this volume, Lazarus examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than asmerely a collection of statistics and charts. This technique is in line with his long-standing belief that experiences should be looked at in their specific contexts, rather than squeezed into an overly general statistical viewpoint that loses the subjects' motivations. Drawing on his five decadesof pioneering research, Lazarus looks at aging, emotion, and coping, and stability and change in both environment and personality. Because Lazarus mixes academic rigor with everyday examples, this volume will be both useful to scholars and accessible to the lay audience that has so much gain from asystematic understanding of aging and emotion.

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Richard S. Lazarus is at University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus).
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Title:Coping with AgingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:January 10, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195173023

ISBN - 13:9780195173024

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Inspiration and OverviewIntroduction: Aging, once over lightlyChapter 1. The typical course of agingPart II: Theoretical FrameworkChapter 2. The emotions and research problemsChapter 3. CopingPart III: Stability and ChangeChapter 4. The environmentChapter 5. The personalityPart IV: Central Experiences of Aging: Case HistoriesChapter 6. Family and friendsChapter 7. A different doctor for every organChapter 8. Loss of a useful function in life-WorkPart V: Practical ApplicationsChapter 9. Psychological treatmentChapter 10. Principles of successful agingReferences

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"...may mark a breakthrough of sorts in this area...this book enlightens, engages, and outlines very clearly and concisely what aging is like, what problems we will have as we all age, and what we can possibly do to confront the massive challenges of aging head-on and cope as best as we can.I dare say that this book should be recommended reading for those of us who think about the daily process of aging."--PsycCRITIQUES