Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

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The "Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e" provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: concepts, theories, and methods in the psychology of aging; biological and social influences on aging; behavioral processes and aging; and complex behavioral concepts and processes in aging. This 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include contributions of cognitive neuroscience to understanding behavior and aging, everyday problem solving and decision making, autobiographical memory, and religion and health late in life. This handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging.
The "Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Sixth Edition" is part of the "Handbooks on Aging" series, including "Handbook of the Biology of Aging" and "Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences", also in their 6th editions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 564 pages
  • 182.88 x 259.08 x 38.1mm | 1,342.63g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0121012646
  • 9780121012649
  • 1,763,547

Table of contents

Part I: Concepts, Theory, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging 1. Theoretical Development in the Psychology of Aging Author: Tim Salthouse, Paul Baltes 2. Methodology: Attrition, Meta-analysis, Data imputation Author: ___________________ 3. Evaluating Progress in the Study of the Psychology of Aging Author: Ron Abeles, James Fozard, Don Kausler, Martha Storandt 4. Gene Environment Interaction and Aging Author: Robert Plomin 5. Historical Influences on Aging Authors: K. Warner Schaie and Glen Elder Part II: Biological and Social Influences on Aging and Behavior 6. Brain and Behavior Author: R.Cabeza 7. Behavioral Neuroscience Author: Art Kramer 8. Health, Stress, and Behavior Author: Carolyn Aldwin 9. Health Disparities and Minority Aging Author: Keith Whitfield 10. Environmental Influences on Aging and Behavior Author: Rick Scheidt Part III: Behavioral Processes and Aging 11. Changes in Vision and Hearing with Age Author: Frank Schieber 12. Motor Behavior and Exercise Author: James Blumenthal, Karl Newall 13. Aging, Memory, and Attention Author: Art Wingfield, Bill Hoyer 14. Aging and Language Author: Elizabeth Stine-Morrow 15. Cognitive Development Author: Ulman Lindenberger 16. Wisdom Author: Gerard Brugman, Ursula Staudinger 17. Emotion and Motivation Author: C. E. Izard, C. Z. Malatesta, Edward Deiner 18. Personality Author: Dan Mrocek 19. Social Relations Author: Karen Fingerman 20. Mental Health and Adjustment Author: Margy Gatz 21. Speed of Behavior and Aging Author: Tim Salthouse Part IV: Behavior and Aging in Environmental Contexts 22. Autobiographical Memory and the Aging Self Author: James Birren 23. Adaptive Aging: The Role of Technology Author: Chip Scialfa 24. Quality of Life and Aging Author: Robert Kaplan 25. Religion and Aging Author: Neal Krause 26. Sexual Behavior and Aging Author: Susan Whitbourne 27. Everyday Problem solving Author: Mary Ann Parish-Stephens, Don Marson, Mary Ann Parish-Stephens
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About James E. Birren

James E. Birren is currently Associate Director of the Center on Aging at the University of California, Los Angeles, and serves as an adjunct professor in medicine, psychiatry, and biobehavioral sciences. He is also professor emeritus of gerontology and psychology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Birren's previous postions include service as Chief of the section on aging of the National Institute of Mental Health, founding Executive Director and Dean of the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center of USC, founding Director of the Anna and Harry Borun Center for Gerontological Research at UCLA, and President of the Gerontological Society of America, the Western Gerontological Society, and the Division on Adult Development and Aging of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Birren's many awards include the Brookdale Foundation Award for Gerontological Research, the Sandoz prize for Gerontological Research, and the award for outstanding contribution to gerontology by the Canadian Association of Gerontology. Author of over 250 scholarly publications, Dr. Birren has research interests including how speed of behavior changes with age, the causes and consequences of slowed information processing in the older nervous system, the effect of age on decision-making processes, and the role of expertise in skilled occupations. He has served as a delegate to several White House Conferences on Aging and continues to have a strong interest in developing national priorities for research and education related to issues of aging. K. Warner Schaie is the Evan Pugh Professor of Human Development and Psychology and Director of the Gerontology Center at the Pennsylvania State University. He also holds an appointment as Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington. A fellow of the Gerontological Society and the American Psychological Association, Professor Schaie has served as president of the APA Division of Adult Development and Aging and as editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. Author of over 250 scholarly publications on the psychology of aging, Dr. Schaie has interests including the life course of adult intelligence, its antecedents and modifiability, and methodological issues in the developmental sciences. Dr. Schaie has received the Kleemeier Award for Distinguished Research Contributions from the Gerontological Society of America and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association.
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