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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging

Susan Krauss Whitbourne (Editor), Martin J, Sliwinski (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-33147-9

Feb 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

584 pages

In Stock

$228.95

Description

This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years.

  • Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas
  • Includes newly commissioned essays from the top researchers in the field
  • Takes a biopsychosocial perspective, covering the biological, psychological and social changes that occur in adulthood
Notes on Contributors
Preface
Part I: Foundations
Part II: Physical Changes and Health
Part III: Cognition
Part IV: Personality
Part V: Abnormal Aging
Part VI: Social Processes
Part VII: Well-Being and Creativity
Author Index
Subject Index

“A plus point is that the writing style makes the content accessible to a wide audience without being simplistic.  It would therefore be useful to students in order to expand their reading around psychological issues in ageing.”  (Journal of Ageing & Society, 1 August 2013)

“This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting–edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years. Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and ageing, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas." (Nursing Times, January 2013)

“(the book) will be very useful as a review for professional in the area of developmental psychology, but also as a resource for students who wish to find a summary of a specific area. . . Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.”  (Choice, 1 September 2012)