Coping with Aging

Coping with Aging

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Coping with Aging is the final project of the late Richard S. Lazarus, the man whose landmark book Emotion and Adaptation put the study of emotion in play in the field of psychology. In this volume, Lazarus examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than as merely a collection of statistics and charts. This technique is in line with his long-standing belief that experiences should be looked at in their specific contexts, rather than squeezed into an overly general statistical viewpoint that loses the subjects' motivations. Drawing on his five decades of pioneering research, Lazarus looks aging, emotion, and coping, and stability and change in both environment and personality. Because Lazarus mixes academic rigor with everyday examples, this volume will be both useful to scholars and accessible to the lay audience that has so much gain from a systematic understanding of aging and emotion.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195173023
  • 9780195173024
  • 890,788

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..".may mark a breakthrough of sorts in this area...this book enlightens, engages, and outlines very clearly and concisely what aging is like, what problems we will have as we all age, and what we can possibly do to confront the massive challenges of aging head-on and cope as best as we can. I dare say that this book should be recommended reading for those of us who think about the daily process of aging."--PsycCRITIQUESshow more

Table of contents

PREFACE ; PART I: INSPIRATION AND OVERVIEW ; INTRODUCTION: AGING, ONCE OVER LIGHTLY ; PART II: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK ; PART III: STABILITY AND CHANGE ; PART IV: CENTRAL EXPERIENCES OF AGING: CASE HISTORIES ; PART V: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS ; REFERENCESshow more

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