Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

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Intended for researchers, clinicians and graduate students in the field, this book provides a review and reference source for scientific and professional literature on the psychology of adult development and ageing. Basic behavioural processes are covered to help describe and explain changes in behaviour and capacities that occur with advancing age, as revealed in research. The explanation of phenomena involves a range of factors; these include biological influences, disease, and such social influences as generational differences and historical events.
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 170.18 x 248.92 x 25.4mm | 997.9g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0121012816
  • 9780121012816

Table of contents

Part 1 Theory and measurement in the psychology of ageing: the concepts, models and history of the psychology of ageing, J.E.Birren and B.A. Birren; latent variable growth models for research on ageing, J.J.McArdle and E.Anderson; concepts of time and ageing in science, J.J.F.Schroots and J.E.Birren. Part 2 Influences of behaviour and ageing: human behavioural genetics of ageing, R.Plomin and G.E.McClearn; biological and health influences on behaviour, M.F.Elias et al; cultural, racial and ethnic minority influences on ageing, J.S.Jackson et al; differences in ageing, M.H.Huyck. Part 3 Behavioural processes in ageing: electrophysiology and ageing, P.N.Prinz et al; vision and hearing in ageing, J.L.Fozard; motivation, human ageing and cognitive performance, D.H.Kausler; morot performance and ageing, W.W.Spirduso and P.G.MacRae; ageing and information processing rate, J.Cerella; ageing and attentional processes, J.M.McDowd and J.E.Birren; mammalian models of learning, memory and ageing, D.S.Woodruff-Pak; learning and memory in ageing, D.F. Hultsch and R.A.Dixon; interactions between memory and language in old age, L.L.Light; intellectual development in adulthood, K.W.Schaie; cognitive competence and expertise in ageing, T.A.Salthouse; creativity and wisdom in ageing, D.K.Simonton; personality and ageing, N.Kogan; psychosocial factors and effective cognitive functioning in adulthood, C.Schooler; psychopathology and mental health in the mature and elderly adult, G.D.Cohen. Part 3 Applications to the individual and society: psychological intervention with the ageing individual, M.A.Smyer et al; caregiving families, M.Gatz et al; psychological assessment of the ageing individual, A.W.Kaszniak; human factors and design for older adults, N. Charness and E.A.Bosman; the design of special environments for the aged, P.A.Parmelee and M.P.Lawton; ethical issues in gerontological research and services, D.C.Kimmel and H.R.Moody.
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