Handbook Of The Psychology Of Aging

Paperback | December 9, 2005

byJames E. BirrenEditorK Warner Schaie

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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life.The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging.The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series , including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences , also in their 6th editions.

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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; a...

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TheHandbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; an...

James E. Birren is currently Associate Director of the Center on Aging at the University of California, Los Angeles, and serves as an adjunct professor in medicine, psychiatry, and biobehavioral sciences. He is also professor emeritus of gerontology and psychology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Birren's previous postions...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:December 9, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0121012654

ISBN - 13:9780121012656

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Table of Contents

Part I: Concepts, Theory, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging

1. Theoretical Development in the Psychology of Aging Author: Tim Salthouse, Paul Baltes
2. Methodology: Attrition, Meta-analysis, Data imputation Author: ___________________
3. Evaluating Progress in the Study of the Psychology of Aging Author: Ron Abeles, James Fozard, Don Kausler, Martha Storandt
4. Gene Environment Interaction and Aging Author: Robert Plomin
5. Historical Influences on Aging Authors: K. Warner Schaie and Glen Elder

Part II: Biological and Social Influences on Aging and Behavior

6. Brain and Behavior Author: R.Cabeza
7. Behavioral Neuroscience Author: Art Kramer
8. Health, Stress, and Behavior Author: Carolyn Aldwin
9. Health Disparities and Minority Aging Author: Keith Whitfield
10. Environmental Influences on Aging and Behavior Author: Rick Scheidt

Part III: Behavioral Processes and Aging

11. Changes in Vision and Hearing with Age Author: Frank Schieber
12. Motor Behavior and Exercise Author: James Blumenthal, Karl Newall
13. Aging, Memory, and Attention Author: Art Wingfield, Bill Hoyer
14. Aging and Language Author: Elizabeth Stine-Morrow
15. Cognitive Development Author: Ulman Lindenberger
16. Wisdom Author: Gerard Brugman, Ursula Staudinger
17. Emotion and Motivation Author: C. E. Izard, C. Z. Malatesta, Edward Deiner
18. Personality Author: Dan Mrocek
19. Social Relations Author: Karen Fingerman
20. Mental Health and Adjustment Author: Margy Gatz
21. Speed of Behavior and Aging Author: Tim Salthouse

Part IV: Behavior and Aging in Environmental Contexts

22. Autobiographical Memory and the Aging Self Author: James Birren
23. Adaptive Aging: The Role of Technology Author: Chip Scialfa
24. Quality of Life and Aging Author: Robert Kaplan
25. Religion and Aging Author: Neal Krause
26. Sexual Behavior and Aging Author: Susan Whitbourne
27. Everyday Problem solving Author: Mary Ann Parish-Stephens, Don Marson, Mary Ann Parish-Stephens