The Journey of Adulthood

The Journey of Adulthood

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For undergraduate-level courses in Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Sociology of Adulthood and Aging, Gerontology, Social Gerontology, and Life Span Development, Education.

This best-selling text studies the aspects of growth and development from young adulthood to old age, and the impact that culture, gender, and individual differences have on these processes. It presents research findings, theories, and models from the fields of developmental psychology, social psychology, health psychology, sociology, and others to discuss topics of prevention, compensation, gains, and losses. Its conversational tone keeps students interested in the subject matter, encouraging them to apply the concepts of the book to their own lives.
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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 210.3 x 261.1 x 25.9mm | 1,147.6g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 5th edition
  • 0130970417
  • 9780130970411

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains a Summary and Key Terms).

1. Defining the Journey: Some Assumptions, Definitions, and Methods.

2. Theories of Adult Development.

3. Physical Changes.

4. Health and Health Habits.

5. Changes in Cognitive Abilities.

6. Social Roles.

7. Development of Relationships.

8. Work and Retirement.

9. Personality Stability and Change.

10. The Growth of Meaning.

11. Stress and Resistance.

12. Themes of Adult Development.

13. Death and Dying.

14. The Successful Journey: Individual Differences in Adult Development.
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