Aging and Older Adulthood

ISBN-10: 1405170050

ISBN-13: 9781405170055

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Joan T. Erber
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Description: The second edition of Erber′s popular Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most up-to-date scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of the aging process and older adulthood. Erber organizes the book around complementary ′big point-of-view′ theories that focus on successful aging and successful adaptation. (such as ′selective optimization with compensation model′) as well as matching a person′s competencies with demands of the environment (the ′ecological model′). To ensure that students acquire a cohesive understanding of the theories, Erber closes each chapter with a discussion and application of these theoretical models. Integrated with examples of diversity and filled with applications in the real world, this engaging text offers the most updated insights and theoretical underpinnings relating to our understanding of the human aging process.

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood
Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood
Biological Aging and Health
Sensation, Perception, and Attention
Memory
Intellectual Functioning
Cognition and Problem Solving in the Everyday World
Personality and Coping
Social Interactions and Social Ties
Employment, Retirement, and Living Arrangements
Mental Health, Psychopathology, and Therapy
Coping with Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Looking Ahead: Aging in the Future
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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