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.

The 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.

The 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 Psycology 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

  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 175.3 x 248.9 x 33mm | 1,224.71g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0121012654
  • 9780121012656
  • 1,529,052

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 K. Warner Schaie

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 holds an appointment as Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Hw is also the Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Washington, an honorary Dr. phil. from the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Germany, and an honorary Sc.D. degree from West Virginia University. He received the Kleemeier Award for Distinguished Research Contributions and the Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award from the Gerontological Society of America, the MENSA lifetime career award, and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions award from the American Psychological Association. He is a past president of the APA Division of Adult Development and Aging and currently represents that Division on the APA Council of Representatives. He is author or editor of more than 60 books including the textbook Adult Development and Aging (5th edition, with S. L. Willis) and of all previous editions of the Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (with J. E. Birren or S. L. Willis). He has directed the Seattle Longitudinal Study of cognitive aging since 1956 and is the author of more than 300 journal articles and chapters on the psychology of aging. His current research interest is in the life course of adult intelligence, its antecedents and modifiability, the impact of cognitive behavior in midlife upon the integrity of brain structures in old age, the early detection of risk for dementia, as well as methodological issues in the developmental sciences.
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