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Aging and Older Adulthood, 2nd Edition

Aging and Older Adulthood, 2nd Edition

Joan T. Erber

ISBN: 978-1-444-32605-5

Jun 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

504 pages

Select type: E-Book

$86.95

Description

Updated and substantially revised, the second edition of Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most current scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of aging and older adulthood.
  • Updated content and references include recent neurological findings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors that influence cognitive functioning, health care, decision making, and social relationships
  • Chapter opening vignettes engage students with real world illustrations of older adults, which relate to the concepts to come
  • Applying Research boxes offer examples of current research findings that can be applied to the everyday lives of older adults
  • Understanding Aging boxes highlight phenomena, such as “sundown syndrome” and “end-of-life desires,” which provide a deeper insight into the aging process
  • Integrated themes of diversity, environmental influences on aging, and applications to everyday life relate the story of aging more directly to key concepts
  • New Chapter 13 explores what older adulthood may look like in the future and ties together the author’s theoretical framework with views on positive aging

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides available online at www.wiley.com/go/erber

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Contents ix

Integrated Themes in Aging and Older Adulthood xix

Preface and Acknowledgments xxvii

1 Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood 1

2 Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood 33

3 Biological Aging and Health 63

4 Sensation, Perception, and Attention 101

5 Memory 133

6 Intellectual Functioning 165

7 Cognition and Problem Solving in the Everyday World 199

8 Personality and Coping 231

9 Social Interaction and Social Ties 263

10 Employment, Retirement, and Living Arrangements 295

11 Mental Health, Psychopathology, and Therapy 327

12 Coping with Death, Dying, and Bereavement 357

13 Looking Ahead: Aging in the Future 379

Glossary 389

References 403

Credits and Sources 435

Name Index 440

Subject Index 447

  • Updated content and references include recent neurological findings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors that influence cognitive functioning, health care, decision making, and social relationships.
  • New Chapter 13 explores what older adulthood may look like in the future and ties together the author’s theoretical framework with views on positive aging
  • NEW Questions to Consider at the end of each chapter stimulate readers to think about how the information in the chapter relates to them personally
  • Updated content and references include recent neurological findings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors that influence cognitive functioning, health care, decision making, and social relationships

  • Chapter opening vignettes engage students with real world illustrations of older adults, which relate to the concepts to come

  • Applying Research boxes offer examples of current research findings that can be applied to the everyday lives of older adults

  • Understanding Aging boxes highlight phenomena, such as “sundown syndrome” and “end-of-life desires,” which provide a deeper insight into the aging process

  • Integrated themes of diversity, environmental influences on aging, and applications to everyday life relate the story of aging more directly to key concepts

  • New Chapter 13 explores what older adulthood may look like in the future and ties together the author’s theoretical framework with views on positive aging