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Middle Adulthood A Lifespan Perspective

ISBN-10: 076198853X

ISBN-13: 9780761988533

Edition: 2005

Authors: Sherry L. Willis, Mike Martin

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Factors in adolescence and young adulthood can impact how we function in midlife, as can sociocultural factors, and how we develop in middle age can influence how well we cope in our later years. This book explores these issues by bringing together a group of contributors associated with longitudinal studies.
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Book details

List price: $86.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Mike Martinnbsp;is Professor for Gerontopsychology and Director of the Center of Gerontology at The University of Zurich, Switzerland.nbsp; He received a Master's Degree at the University of Georgia, his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at The University of Mainz, Germany, and his habilitation at The German Center for Research on Ageing at The University of Heidelberg.nbsp; His research focuses on longitudinal and experimental studies of cognitive and social development across the lifespan, including studies examining predictors of development in childhood, middle adulthood, old, and extreme old age.nbsp; Recent publications include an encyclopedia of gerontology and a textbook on the psychological aspects of aging.

Preface
The Study of Middle Age: Historical and Demographic Perspectives
Historical Perspectives of Middle Age Within the Life Span
The Midlife Generation in the Family: Patterns of Exchange and Support
Early Life Influences on Middle Age
Genetic Influences on Midlife Functioning
Personality in Young Adulthood & Functioning in Middle Age
Impact of Past Transitions on Well-being in Middle Age
Cognitive Development in Midlife
Impact of Middle Age on Functioning in Late Life
The Development of Physical and Mental Health from Late Midlife to Early Old Age
Cognitive Trajectories in Midlife and Cognitive Functioning in Old Age
Self-Development at Midlife: Lifespan Perspectives on Adjustment and Growth
Middle Age and Identity in a Cultural and Lifespan Perspective
Metacognition in Midlife
Summary and Future Directions
Midlife Development: Past, Present, and Future Directions
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors