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Adult Development and Aging

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ISBN-10: 0130894397

ISBN-13: 9780130894397

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: K. Warner Schaie, Sherry L. Willis

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For junior/senior-level courses in Psychology of Aging and Adulthood. Incorporating both chronological and topical approaches, this comprehensive, scientifically oriented text considers the phenomenon of adult development from a behavioral point of view. It introduces current theory and research on the major psychological issues, and provides background on the social and biological aspects of development that is essential to students' understanding of behavioral age changes. Written to be thorough yet avoid jargon, this book's contents will enlighten and encourage students to seek a career in the study of aging.
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Book details

List price: $232.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/20/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

K. Warner Schaie is the Evan Pugh Professor of Human Development and Psychology and Director of the Gerontology Center at the Pennsylvania State University. He also holds an appointment as Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington. A fellow of the Gerontological Society and the American Psychological Association, Professor Schaie has served as president of the APA Division of Adult Development and Aging and as editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Author of over 250 scholarly publications on the psychology of aging, Dr. Schaie has interests including the life course of adult intelligence, its antecedents and modifiability, and methodological issues in the developmental sciences. Dr. Schaie has received the Kleemeier Award for Distinguished Research Contributions from the Gerontological Society of America and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association.

Introduction
Adult Development and Aging: An Introduction
Young Adulthood: Independence vs. Intimacy
The Middle Years: Generativity and responsibility
Late Life: Reintegration or Despair
Research Methodology in Adult Development and Ageing
Families: Interdependent Relationships
Men and Women: Together and Apart
Careers: Earning a Living
Personality Development: Continuity and Change
Motivation Beliefs, Goals, and Affect
Learning and Memory: Acquiring and Retaining Information
Intellectual Development
Biological Development: The Aging Body
The End of Life: Death and Bereavement