Adult Development and Aging

Adult Development and Aging : Myths and Emerging Realities

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For courses in Adult Development and/or Aging, this text separates fact from fiction by contrasting existing myths with the most current empirical data. With a topical approach and a solid research base, written in a style accessible for undergraduates, the text is founded on the authors' expertise in psychology and gerontology. By highlighting important biological, sociological and medical contributions as well, this text gives an interdisciplinary view of this emergent field.show more

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  • Hardback | 421 pages
  • 182.9 x 242.6 x 21.3mm | 826.1g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130807664
  • 9780130807663

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction. 2. Research Methods and Issues. II. PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT. 3. Physical Aspects of Aging. 4. Sensation and Perception. 5. Memory. 6. Intelligence and Cognition. III. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. 7. Personality and Theories of Life-Span Development. 8. Relationships and Interpersonal Behavior. 9. Work and Retirement. IV. CRISES AND PROBLEMS. 10. Stress and Coping. 11. Adult Psychopathology. 12. Death and Dying.show more

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