Aging and Older Adulthood

Aging and Older Adulthood

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Filled with examples that reflect the diversity of the world we live in, Erber's accessible, yet science-based book focuses on research and theory that add to our understanding of aging 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') as well as on those that emphasize matching the person's competencies with demands of the environment (such as the 'ecological model'). To ensure that students acquire a big-picture understanding of the theory's application, Erber closes each chapter with a discussion of these theoretical models.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 180 x 239 x 25mm | 931g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534356362
  • 9780534356361

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood. 2. Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood. 3. Biological Aging, and Health. 4. Sensation, Perception, and Attention. 5. Memory. 6. Intellectual Functioning. 7. Cognition and Problem-Solving in the Everyday World. 8. Personality and Coping. 9. Social Interaction and Social Ties. 10. Employment, Retirement and Living Arrangements. 11. Facing the End and Looking Toward the Future. 12. Facing the End and a Look to the Future.
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"The primary strength of this manuscript is the ease of presentation and readability."
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