Adult Development and Aging

Adult Development and Aging

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 1,111.3g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • tables, graphs, illustrations
  • 0130894397
  • 9780130894397
  • 2,008,181

Table of contents

1. Adult Development and Aging: An Introduction. 2. Young Adulthood: Independence Versus Intimacy. 3. The Middle Years: Generativity and Responsibility. 4. Late Life: Reintegration or Despair. 5. Research Methodology in Adult Development and Aging. 6. Families: Interdependent Relationships. 7. Men and Women: Together and Apart. 8. Careers: Earning a Living. 9. Personality Development: Continuity and Change. 10. Motivation: Beliefs, Goals, and Affect. 11. Learning and Memory: Acquiring and Retaining Information. 12. Intellectual Development: The Display of Competence. 13. Biological Development: The Aging Body. 14. Mental Disorders: Failing to Cope. 15. The End of Life: Death and Bereavement. General Resources. References. Credits. Author Index. Subject more

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