Handbooks of Aging

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This 3-Volume Set includes: Handbook of Psychology of Aging, Fifth Edition Edited by James E. Birren, University of California, Los Angeles, USA K. Warner Schaie, University Park, The Pennsylvania State University, USA Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Fifth Edition Edited by Edward J. Masoro, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA Steven N. Austad, University of Idaho, Moscow, USA Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Fifth Edition Edited by Robert H. Binstock, CaseWestern Reserve University, Cleveland, USA Linda K. George, Duke University, Durham, USA
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  • Paperback | 1758 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 3,100g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0120445212
  • 9780120445219

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.
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"Five out of five stars! Imagine that the Encyclopedia Britannica were written only about geriatrics and gerontology, and you have this stupendous work. This handsome set (is) a must for every medical library!" Doody's Review service
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