Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

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A reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and ageing. This edition reviews developments in research on such topics as social and biological influences on behaviour, cognitive functions in the ageing individual, and motivational and personality changes with age. The book emphasizes systematic explanation and covers important theoretical and methodological issues that form the basis for research on adult development and ageing.
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  • Paperback | 399 pages
  • 170.2 x 248.9 x 22.9mm | 703.08g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0121012611
  • 9780121012618

Table of contents

Theory and Methods in the Psychology of Aging: History, Concepts and Theory. Measurement and Design. Analysis and Quantification of Change with Age. Biological and Social Influences on Behavior: Behavioral Genetics. The Biopsychology of Aging: Comparative Studies and Animal Models. Structural and Functional Changes in the Brain: The Neuropsychological Basis of Aging. Health and Behavior Relationships. The Social Psychology of Aging. Culture, Behavior, And Aging. Behavioral Processes and Aging: Sensory Processes. Posture, Gait, And Skilled Movements. Motivation and Arousal. Learning and Memory. Language and Communications. Practical Intelligence, Intellectual Abilities, And Creativity. Personality and Self Perception. Behavior and Terminal Decline. Applications to Psychology to Individuals and Society: Religion, Spirituality, And Aging. Activity, Exercise and Behavior. Work and Industrial Organization in Relation to Age. Psychological Interventions with Older Adults.
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..".the Fourth Edition of this Handbook continues to make a valuable contribution to the ever-expanding gerontology knowledge base... the strength of the volume is in its well-chosen topics, and excellent reviews of current and essential historical research in each content area."--JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY"The fourth edition of this series offers comprehensive coverage of adult development and aging issues as related to psychological processes. Useful as a supplementary text for graduate students, this publication will also be of interest to research personnel, professionals, and all types of care providers for the aging."--BIOSIS"The contributors are among the most well respected and prolific in their respective areas, and the chapters are, as a group, well written."--Jennifer M. Kinney in HANDBOOK OF THE PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING"Birren...has produced an impressive work that should become an invaluable resource for the study of this growing segment of the worlds population. The 196 authors are experts in their fields."--E.E. Nibley, American University"Birren and Schaies Handbook of the Psychology of Aging series has long been an institution among students and researchers. I daresay that everyone in the field of psychology of aging has read chapters from these handbooks over and over again since the first volume was introduced in 1977. The Handbook is eagerly anticipated whenever a new edition is advertised by the publisher, and the chapters are considered to be authoritative, up-to-date reviews... How do Birren and Schaie remain on the cutting edge in their handbooks? First, the reviews have been taken seriously by researchers, and those who werechosen as authors took the task seriously as well. Second, different reviewers have been used for the same topic so that different perspectives could be presented... The international flavor remains... This compact volume has again picked out current, cutting-edge issues in both resolved and unresolved areas... How does one ultimately assess the quality and impact of the 1996 Handbook? Believe it should be viewed as part of a series which may be the single most important contribution in the psychology of aging. As a single, stand-alone volume, the 1996 Handbook contains up-to-date reviews of pertinent areas in the psychology of aging."--Leonard W. Poon, University of Georgia Gerontology Center, Athens, in GERONTOLOGIST"Academic psychological and medical libraries will face a demand for all these titles. There is an increasing pubic awareness of the effects both of normal and of abnormal aging which may mean that public libraries face sufficient demand to consider buying books on this subject."--Martin Guha in REFERENCE REVIEWS"Five out of five stars! Imagine that the "Encyclopedia Brittanica" were written only about geriatrics and gerontology, and you have this stupendous work. This handsome set (is) a must for every medical library!"--David O. Staats in DOODY
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