Holocaust Survivors and Immigrants: Late Life Adaptations by Boaz KahanaHolocaust Survivors and Immigrants: Late Life Adaptations by Boaz Kahana

Holocaust Survivors and Immigrants: Late Life Adaptations

byBoaz Kahana

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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Based on a unique research study, this volume examines the later life development of Holocaust survivors from Israel and the US. Through systematic interviews, the authors - noted researchers and clinicians - collected data about the lives of these survivors and how they compared to peers who did not share this experience. The orientation of the book synthesizes several conceptual approaches - gerontological and life span development, stress research, and traumatology, and also reflects the varied disciplines of the authors, spanning psychology, social work, and sociology. The result is a multi-faceted view of their subject with an understanding of the individual, society, and the interaction of the two, tempered by the authors' own Holocaust experiences. Chapters cover a range of areas including stress and coping of these survivors, reviews of their heath and mental health, an examination of their social integration, as well as a review of the multiple predictors of psychological well-being and adaptation to aging. This book will be of interest to psychologists, social workers, sociologists, psychiatrists, and all those who study both trauma and aging.
Boaz Kahana, Ph.D., is professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University.  Dr. Kahana is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Gerontological Society of America.  He has served as peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute of Aging (NIA), and other government peer ...
Title:Holocaust Survivors and Immigrants: Late Life AdaptationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:171 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441935657

ISBN - 13:9781441935656

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Placing Adaptation among Elderly Holocaust Survivors in a Theoretical ContextChapter 2: The Holocaust Years: Survivors Share Their Wartime ExperiencesChapter 3: From Destruction to Search for New LivesChapter 4: Cumulative Stress Experiences of Holocaust Survivors and the Immigrant Comparison GroupChapter 5: Physical Health of Holocaust Survivors and Immigrants in the U.S. and IsraelChapter 6: Mental Health of Older Holocaust SurvivorsChapter 7: Social Resources and the Mental HealthChapter 8: Predictors of Psychological Well-Being: A Multivariate ModelChapter 9: Vulnerability, Resilience, Memories, and Meaning