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Wellbeing in Later Life uses the latest research from a variety of disciplines to address and correct common myths and misconceptions about aging. * Covers topics ranging from biological mechanisms that affect aging to lifestyle, attitudes, and social factors * Examines the challenges of humanity s increasing life expectancy and includes recommendations for maintaining and enhancing wellbeing in later life * Makes meaningful connections between research and practice to link aspects of aging which have previously been considered separate * Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, which brings together leading research from across the social sciences
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  • Hardback | 444 pages
  • 176 x 246 x 30mm | 819.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Volume IV
  • 1118608445
  • 9781118608449
  • 2,431,745

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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide is the firstmulti-volume, interdisciplinary exploration of the topic ofwellbeing. The notion of wellbeing has grown in importance andprominence across the globe in recent years and this reference workprovides an in-depth examination of the characteristics that enableindividuals and organizations to thrive and flourish. Under thedirection of noted academic Cary Cooper, and edited by adistinguished group of senior scholars from a variety ofdisciplines, this project looks at wellbeing from multipleperspectives, including children and families; the workplace; theenvironment; later life; economics; and interventions and publicpolicy. Spanning the social sciences and encompassing the latestresearch, this is an essential reference for scholars, students, professionals, and policymakers who want to enhance and promotehuman wellbeing.

Wellbeing in Later Life indentifies opportunities toenhance later life and dispels many widely held misconceptionsabout aging. Citing the latest research from multipledisciplines, the contributors cover all aspects of aging andwellbeing, from biological mechanisms that affect aging tolifestyle, attitudes, and social factors. They examine thechallenges inherent in humanity's increasing longevity andmake recommendations for maintaining and enhancing wellbeingthroughout later life. With an emphasis on the malleability ofhuman aging, this volume forges meaningful connections betweenresearch and practice about aspects of aging that have long beenconsidered separate but are now seen as inextricably linked.
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Table of contents

About the Editors vii Contributors ix Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xi Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xxv 1 Introduction: Wellbeing in Later Life 1 Cary L. Cooper and Thomas B. L. Kirkwood Part 1 Longevity and Wellbeing 7 2 The Changing Demographic Context of Aging 9 Roland Rau and James W. Vaupel 3 Biological Determinants and Malleability of Aging 31 Thomas B. L. Kirkwood 4 Wellbeing as Experienced by the Very Old 53 Carol Jagger and Katie Brittain Part 2 Factors Influencing Wellbeing 67 5 Psychological Wellbeing in Later Life 69 Kate M. Bennett and Laura K. Soulsby 6 Nutrition and Lifelong Wellbeing 91 C. Alexandra Munro and John C. Mathers 7 Physical Activity, Exercise, and Aging 105 Grainne S. Gorman, Josh Wood, and Michael I. Trenell 8 Capability and Independency in Later Life 125 John Bond 9 Combating Isolation Through Technology in Older People 145 Peter Gore 10 Wellbeing and Vitality in Later Life: The Role of the Consumer Industry 165 Michael Catt and Frans J. G. van der Ouderaa 11 Education and its Role in Wellbeing 181 Jim Soulsby Part 3 Wellbeing at the End of Life 197 12 The Threat to Wellbeing from Cognitive Decline 199 Louise Robinson and Lynne Corner 13 When Vitality Meets Longevity: New Strategies for Health in Later Life 219 Rudi G. J. Westendorp, Bert Mulder, A. J. Willem van der Does, and Frans J. G. van der Ouderaa 14 Maintaining Wellbeing Through the End of Life 235 Julian C. Hughes Part 4 Comparative Perspectives on Wellbeing 253 15 Cultures, Aging, and Wellbeing 255 Ngaire Kerse, Mere Kepa, Ruth Teh, and Lorna Dyall 16 Wellbeing in the Oldest Old and Centenarians in Japan 275 Yasuyuki Gondo, Yasumichi Arai, and Nobuyoshi Hirose 17 Wellbeing in Later Life in Eighteenth-Century England 287 Helen Yallop Appendix Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project: Mental Capital Through Life: Future Challenges 299 Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, John Bond, Carl May, Ian McKeith, and Min-Min Teh Index 389
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Review Text

"The Guide's major strengths are its breadth and depth with reviews of the literature, case studies, empirical findings, historical reflections, and future guidance. Scientists working on any subfield can now see how their work informs other fields and ideas for interdisciplinary projects." ( PsycCRITIQUES , March 2015)
"I would recommend this book for acquisition. Each volume has its own ISBN and there are volume indexes, rather than a master index, so specialist libraries could purchase individual volumes. The different volumes hang together well however, so I would recommend getting the set if possible. This set has arrived on the crest of a wave of academic and, to a lesser extent, public interest. Academic libraries catering for courses in psychology, health-related subjects, education, social policy or economics will all find useful material here." ( Reference Reviews , 2014)

"This series could complement a variety of libraries, such as a home or personal library, office, or academic setting. Wellbeing is a global topic that influences each individual. This series is a valuable resource." ( American Reference Books Annual , 1 June 2014)
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"The Guide s major strengths are its breadth and depth with reviews of the literature, case studies, empirical findings, historical reflections, and future guidance. Scientists working on any subfield can now see how their work informs other fields and ideas for interdisciplinary projects." ( PsycCRITIQUES, March 2015) "I would recommend this book for acquisition. Each volume has its own ISBN and there are volume indexes, rather than a master index, so specialist libraries could purchase individual volumes. The different volumes hang together well however, so I would recommend getting the set if possible. This set has arrived on the crest of a wave of academic and, to a lesser extent, public interest. Academic libraries catering for courses in psychology, health-related subjects, education, social policy or economics will all find useful material here." (Reference Reviews, 2014) This series could complement a variety of libraries, such as a home or personal library, office, or academic setting. Wellbeing is a global topic that influences each individual. This series is a valuable resource. (American Reference Books Annual, 1 June 2014)
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About Cary L. Cooper

Thomas B. L. Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Newcastle Initiative on Changing Age at Newcastle University. Cary L. Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University.
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