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Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, 4th Edition

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Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives continues to provide students with a fresh and engaging approach of the field of adult development and aging. This text  focuses on three themes: a multidisciplinary approach, positive images of aging, and the newest and most relevant research. Recent articles and updates to the information on demography, economics, and public policy are presented. The “Aging in the News” feature includes a story of a remarkable achievement by a middle-aged or older adult. The “Assess Yourself” boxes are also updated with new questions. Students will appreciate the mix of examples and discussions that make the material come to life.
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Preface.

Chapter 1 Themes and Issues in Adult Development and Aging.

The Biopsychosocial Perspective.

Four Principles of Adult Development and Aging.

The Meaning of Age.

Social Factors in Adult Development and Aging.

The Baby Boomers Grow Up: Changes in the Middle-Aged and Older Populations in the United States and the World.

Summary.

Chapter 2 Models of Development: Nature and Nurture in Adulthood.

Models of Individual-Environment Interactions.

Sociocultural Models of Development.

Psychological Models of Development in Adulthood.

Biological Approaches to Aging in Adulthood.

Summary.

Chapter 3 The Study of Adult Development and Aging: Research Methods.

Variables in Development Research.

Descriptive Research Designs.

Sequential Research Designs.

Correlational Designs.

Types of Research Methods.

Measurement Issues in Adult Development and Aging.

Ethical Issues in Research.

Summary.

Chapter 4 Physical Changes.

Appearance.

Body build.

Mobility.

Vital Bodily Functions.

Bodily Control Systems.

Nervous System.

Sensation and Perception.

Summary.

Chapter 5 Health and Prevention.

Diseases of the Cardiovascular System.

Cancer.

Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System.

Diabetes.

Respiratory Diseases.

Demetia and Related Neurological Disorders.

Summary.

Chapter 6 Basic Cognitive Functions: Information Processing, Attention, and Memory.

Information Processing.

Driving and Aging.

Memory.

Summary.

Chapter 7 Language, Problem-Solving, and Intelligence.

Language.

Everyday Problem Solving.

Intelligence.

The Psychology of Wisdom.

Summary.

Chapter 8 Personality.

Psychodynamic Perspective.

Trait Approaches.

Social Cognitive Approaches.

Cognitive Perspective.

Possible Selves Theory.

Midlife Crisis Theories and Findings.

Summary.

Chapter 9 Relationships.

Marriage and Intimate Relationships.

Families.

Siblings.

Grandparents.

Friendships.

Summary.

Chapter 10 Work, Retirement, and Leisure Patterns.

Work Patterns in Adulthood.

Vocational Development.

Vocational Satisfaction.

Age and Vocational Performance.

Retirement.

Leisure Pursuits in Later Adulthood.

Summary.

Chapter 11 Mental Health Issues and Treatment.

Psychological Disorders in Adulthood.

Elder Abuse.

Suicide.

Treatment Issues in Mental Health Care.

Serious Psychological Distress.

Summary.

Chapter 12 Long-Term Care.

Institutional Facilities for Long-Term Care.

Community-Based Facilities.

The Financing of Long-Term Care.

Legislative Issues in Care of Older Adults.

Characteristics and Needs of Nursing Homes and Their Residents.

Psychological Issues on Long-Term Care.

Summary.

Chapter 13 Death and Dying.

Technical Perspectives on Death.

Cultural Perspectives.

The Dying Process.

Issues in End-of-Life Care.

Bereavement.

Summary.

Chapter 14 Successful Aging.

Theoretical Perspectives on Successful Aging.

Subjective Well-Being.

Productivity and Creativity.

Successful Aging: Final Perspectives.

Summary.

Glossary.

References.

Photo Credits.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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  • The “Assess Yourself” boxes have been updated and revised with new questions.
  • Presents recent articles and updates with factual information relevant to demography, economics, and public policy.
  • A NEW “Aging in the News feature that offers the story of a remarkable achievement by a middle-aged or older adult.

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  • Provides a fresh approach of the field of adult development with an engaging writing style to appeal to today’s student.
  • Each chapter opens with quotations from well-known authors, poets, and celebrities to provide thought-provoking observations on aging.
  • What Do You Think? critical thinking questions keyed into the text content encourage students to think in-depth about the material.

 

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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Lecture PowerPoints
Written by author, Susan K. Whitbourne, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Instructor PowerPoint slides contain lecture outlines, figures, and key points from the book and can be found on the Instructor's Companion Site.
Instructor’s Manual
Written by author, Susan K. Whitbourne, University of Massachusetts Amherst. This instructor’s manual includes lecture guidelines, recommended web links and discussion questions for each chapter. This resource can be found on the Instructor's Companion Site.
Printed Test Bank
Authored by Susan K. Whitbourne(University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Computerized Test Bank
This Computerized Test Bank includes a collection of open response, multiple-choice, true/false, and free-response questions. Authored by Susan K. Whitbourne(University of Massachusetts Amherst)
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