Handbook Of The Psychology Of Aging by K Warner SchaieHandbook Of The Psychology Of Aging by K Warner Schaie

Handbook Of The Psychology Of Aging

byK Warner SchaieEditorSherry Willis

Paperback | September 15, 2015

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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition,tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span.

The psychology of aging is important to many features of daily life, from workplace and the family, to public policy matters. It is complex, and new questions are continually raised about how behavior changes with age.

Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time. Along with parallel advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how they are affected by biological, health, and social interactions.

New topics to the eighth edition include preclinical neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in adult aging, cognitive interventions and neural processes, social interrelations, age differences in the connection of mood and cognition, cross-cultural issues, financial decision-making and capacity, technology, gaming, social networking, and more.



  • Tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span
  • Covers the key areas in psychological gerontology research in one volume
  • Explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time
  • Completely revised from the previous edition
  • New chapter on gender and aging process
K. Warner Schaie holds an appointment as Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Hw is also the Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of W...
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Title:Handbook Of The Psychology Of AgingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:550 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124114695

ISBN - 13:9780124114692

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Table of Contents

Foreword Preface

Section I: Concepts, Theory, Methods

Chapter 1 Theoretical Perspectives for the Psychology of Aging in a Lifespan Context K. Warner Schaie

Chapter 2 Methodological Considerations for the Study of Adult Development and Aging Stuart W. S. MacDonald and Robert S. Stawski

Chapter 3 Society and the Individual at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century Toni C. Antonucci, Lisa Berkman, Axel Börsch-Supan, Laura L. Carstensen, Linda P. Fried, Frank F. Furstenberg, Dana Goldman, James S. Jackson, Martin Kohli, S. Jay Olshansky, John Rother, John W. Rowe, and Julie Zissimopoulos

Section II: Bio-Psychosocial Factors in Aging

Chapter 4 Sex Hormones and Cognitive Aging Anna C. McCarrey, Melissa H. Kitner-Triolo, and Susan M. Resnick

Chapter 5 The aging Mind in Transition: Amyloid Deposition and Progression Toward Alzheimer's Disease Denise C. Park and Michelle E. Farrell

Chapter 6 Research on Human Plasticity in Adulthood: A Lifespan Agenda Simone Kühn and Ulman Lindenberger

Chapter 7 Cognitive and Physical Aging: Genetic Influences and Gene-Environment Interplay Chandra A. Reynolds and Deborah G. Finkel

Chapter 8 Memory: Behavior and Neural Basis Cindy Lustig and Ziyong Lin

Chapter 9 Audition and Language Comprehension in Adult aging: Stability in the Fce of Change Arthur Wingfield and Amanda Lash

Chapter 10 Exercise, Cognition, and Health Kirk I. Erickson and Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Section III: Behavioral Processes

Chapter 11 Personality and Health: Reviewing Recent Research and Setting a Directive for the Future Patrick L. Hill and Brent W. Roberts

Chapter 12 Cognitive Training in Later Adulthood Sherry L. Willis and Sylvie Belleville

Chapter 13 Executive Functions and Neurocognitive aging Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Sara B. Festini, and Tiffany K. Jantz

Chapter 14 Social Interrelations in Aging: The Sample Case of Married Couples Christian A. Hoppmann and Denis Gerstorf

Chapter 15 Age Differences in the Connection of Mood and Cognition: Evidence from Studies of Mood Congruent Effects Bob G. Knight, Sarah Rastegar, and Seungyoun Kim

Chapter 16 Psychological Vitality in the Oldest Old Jacqui Smith and Lindsay H. Ryan

Section IV: Complex Processes

Chapter 17 Cross-Cultural Psychology of Aging Helene H. Fung and Da Jiang

Chapter 18 Work, Retirement and Aging Mo Wang and Junqi Shi

Chapter 19 Financial Decision-Making and Capacity in Older Adults Daniel C. Marson, Deborah L. Kerr, and Donald G. McLaren

Chapter 20 Technology, Gaming, and Social Networking Neil Charness and Walter R. Boot

Chapter 21 Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies for Late-Life Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lisa C. Barry and Amy L. Byers

Chapter 22 Late-Life Sleep and Sleep Disorders Christina S. McCrae, Megan E. Petrov, Natalie Dautovich, and Kenneth L. Lichstein

Chapter 23 Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Dementia and their Caregivers Linda Teri, Glenise McKenzie, and Christina A. Coulter

Chapter 24 The Psychology of Death and Dying in Later Life David E. Balk