The Psychology of Later Life

The Psychology of Later Life Author : Manfred Diehl
Release : 2020
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ISBN : 9781433831690
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"Renowned experts in adult development and aging, Manfred Diehl and Hans Werner Wahl synthesize decades of psychological research into a comprehensive volume that considers later life in the context of lifespan development, social and physical environmental factors, and historical-cultural influences. In so doing, they review important research on cognitive functioning, behavioral processes, personality and identity development, and overall well being in middle to late adulthood. Diehl and Wahl's three-part framework helps readers better understand that the development process is influenced by multiple factors and can take many different trajectories. Through this contextualized perspective, they examine the influence that previous life experiences, beginning in early childhood, can have on the aging process in older adults. This includes social relations, technological advances, societal perspectives on aging, and education. The authors also examine the challenges and opportunities of aging, using a strength based approach to promote a diverse, nuanced understanding of successful, healthy aging. Chapters also conclude with dialogues from other experts in the field, offering multiple different perspectives on the research"--

On Being Old

On Being Old Author : Graham Stokes.
Release : 2013-10-31
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1135386412
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Author : K Warner Schaie
Release : 2015-08-19
Publisher : Academic Press
ISBN : 0124115233
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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition, tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span. The psychology of aging is important to many features of daily life, from workplace and the family, to public policy matters. It is complex, and new questions are continually raised about how behavior changes with age. Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time. Along with parallel advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how they are affected by biological, health, and social interactions. New topics to the eighth edition include preclinical neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in adult aging, cognitive interventions and neural processes, social interrelations, age differences in the connection of mood and cognition, cross-cultural issues, financial decision-making and capacity, technology, gaming, social networking, and more. Tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span Covers the key areas in psychological gerontology research in one volume Explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time Completely revised from the previous edition New chapter on gender and aging process

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Wellbeing in Later Life

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Wellbeing in Later Life Author : Thomas B. L. Kirkwood
Release : 2014-03-17
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 1118608445
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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

On Being Old

On Being Old Author : G. Stokes
Release : 1992-07
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780850008401
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The Origins of You

The Origins of You Author : Jay Belsky
Release : 2020
Publisher :
ISBN : 0674983459
File Size : 54.74 MB
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Does temperament in childhood shape adult personality? Four psychologists followed thousands of people as they grew up, observing how genes, parenting, and other aspects of young people's experience influence development. This holistic approach offers unprecedented insight into what makes us the adults we become.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Author :
Release : 2015-09-29
Publisher : Academic Press
ISBN : 9780124114692
File Size : 30.99 MB
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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition, tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span. The psychology of aging is important to many features of daily life, from workplace and the family, to public policy matters. It is complex, and new questions are continually raised about how behavior changes with age. Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time. Along with parallel advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how they are affected by biological, health, and social interactions. New topics to the eighth edition include preclinical neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in adult aging, cognitive interventions and neural processes, social interrelations, age differences in the connection of mood and cognition, cross-cultural issues, financial decision-making and capacity, technology, gaming, social networking, and more. Tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span Covers the key areas in psychological gerontology research in one volume Explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time Completely revised from the previous edition New chapter on gender and aging process

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing Author : Robert T. Woods
Release : 2015-06-22
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 1119054710
File Size : 41.68 MB
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The first authoritative reference on clinical psychology and aging, the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing was universally regarded as a landmark publication when it was first published in 1996. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition retains the breadth of coverage of the original, providing a complete and balanced picture of all areas of clinical research and practice with older people. Contributions from the UK, North America, Scandinavia and Australia provide a broad overview of the psychology of aging, psychological problems (including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and dementia), the current social service context, and assessment and intervention techniques.

Handbook of Clinical Psychology of Ageing

Handbook of Clinical Psychology of Ageing Author : Robert T. Woods
Release : 1996-07-17
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN :
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This handbook focuses on the key areas in the psychology of ageing: Problems associated with later life development and change Emotional problems and depression associated with loss of physical health and with losses and changes in the areas of social relationship and personal identity The important clinical context of service delivery, including community care, family care-giving and institutional aspects A broad range of therapeutic orientations, including cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, and family therapy approaches. "It is hard to do justice to the breadth of material in this book...I have found the reading of it both stimulating and enlightening, despite believing that I was familiar with most of the topics, and have no doubt that I will be using it for reaching and reference purposes into the next millennium... if there is one book a Clinical Psychologist working with older people needs...this is it!" Steve Boddington, International Journal of Social Psychiatry

The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing

The Ten Steps of Positive Ageing Author : Guy Robertson
Release : 2020-03-05
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1472972813
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Ageing is inevitable – but getting 'old' is optional! We can make a difference to our ageing process – just as we have to learn to grow up, so we have to learn to grow old. Here is a route map we can all follow to find a way through the changes we face as we age, and a toolkit of exercises to help us follow our chosen path and fulfil our potential. Ageing has got a really bad press but is it really as bad as much of the media make out? And is there anything we can do to make our later years happier and healthier? In this handbook Guy Robertson assembles the case for the defense and explodes some myths along the way. Getting older is not all bad! Indeed the reality is much more positive than many of us could imagine. Find here ten steps that anyone can take to improve the likelihood of living a happy and satisfying life in old age. Research shows that how we think about ageing can have a very significant impact on our health and wellbeing in later life. Concentrating on the psychological and emotional aspects of ageing, these clear practical exercises will empower the reader to engage in a programme of personal change.

Later Life

Later Life Author : Richard W. Brislin
Release : 1986-03
Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN :
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Later Life deals with leading issues in the social psychology of aging. The central aims of the book are: to introduce an interpretive perspective to studies of aging, based on symbolic interactionism and phenomenology; to offer a critique of prevailing theoretical and structural-functional approaches in social gerontology; and to recognize that aging individuals are immersed in social structural contexts that have their own historical and social imperatives and dynamics.

Psychologies of Ageing

Psychologies of Ageing Author : Elizabeth Peel
Release : 2018-10-09
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 3319970348
File Size : 20.7 MB
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This book brings together a diversity of perspectives on the psychology of ageing. Exploring theoretical, conceptual, empirical and practical viewpoints on the topic, the authors offer insight into a range of contemporary issues. Dedicated chapters discuss themes within social and critical psychology such as ageing identities, sexuality and empathy in palliative care. The second part of the book analyses cognitive and biological aspects of ageing, including stress and health in ageing, dementia and lifestyle, and resilience in frailty in old age. The authors conclude by offering perspectives on community and political psychology, examining home and community supports for older people. Written in an accessible style suitable for students as well as researchers in psychology and the social sciences interested in ageing, this book showcases key theoretical, empirical, and practical issues in later life.

Later Life

Later Life Author : Harold G. Cox
Release : 2015-11-17
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1317346947
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An interdisciplinary introduction to the aging process which uses symbolic interactionism as the main theoretical perspective. Accessible, interdisciplinary coverage with chapters covering a variety of subject matter areas from biology to psychology, from economics to sociology, from political science to religion. Utilizes symbolic interaction perspective to explain behavior problems and an individual's adaptations associated with the process of aging.

The Psychology of Ageing

The Psychology of Ageing Author : Ian Stuart-Hamilton
Release : 2012-05-15
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN : 9780857005779
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This well-established and accessible text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated, often extensively, to reflect current thinking, and an important new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added. Providing a comprehensive overview of the psychological processes of ageing, the text examines what constitutes older age, and presents the latest theory and research in a variety of domains, including intellectual change in later life; ageing and memory; ageing and language; ageing, personality and lifestyle; and mental health and ageing. Consideration is given to the problems inherent in measuring the psychological status of older people, and the author looks to the future to answer the question “what will constitute 'being old'?” This new edition is essential reading for all those working or training to work with older people, and a key text for students.

Learning and Cognition in Later Life

Learning and Cognition in Later Life Author : Frank Glendenning
Release : 2017-09-13
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1351977342
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Originally published in 1995, within the previous decade there had been significant developments in our understanding of the learning and motivation, together with the conceptual and cognitive development, of older adults. This understanding had been enhanced by findings from longitudinal studies which were now becoming available. These findings demonstrated the gains that had been made in research. In the past, inappropriately conceived studies have led to the perpetuation of myths and stereotypes about the intellectual development of older people. Special attention is paid in this book to changing perceptions of ageing and intelligence, learning aptitude, memory and intelligence testing. The important topic of ageing and wisdom is also discussed.

Stress And Coping In Later-Life Families

Stress And Coping In Later-Life Families Author : Mary A. Stephens
Release : 2018-10-24
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 1317770455
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Later Life

Later Life Author : Victor W. Marshall
Release : 1986
Publisher :
ISBN :
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New Frontiers in Resilient Aging

New Frontiers in Resilient Aging Author : Prem S. Fry
Release : 2013-01-03
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107412491
File Size : 30.4 MB
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A typically pessimistic view of aging is that it leads to a steady decline in physical and mental abilities. In this volume leading gerontologists and geriatric researchers explore the immense potential of older adults to overcome the challenges of old age and pursue active lives with renewed vitality. The contributors believe that resilience capacities diminishing with old age is a misconception and argue that individuals may successfully capitalize on their existing resources, skills and cognitive processes in order to achieve new learning, continuing growth, and enhanced life-satisfaction. By identifying useful psychological resources such as social connectedness, personal engagement and commitment, openness to new experiences, social support and sustained cognitive activity, the authors present a balanced picture of resilient aging. Older adults, while coping with adversity and losses, can be helped to maintain a complementary focus on psychological strengths, positive emotions, and regenerative capacities to achieve continued growth and healthy longevity.

Later Life

Later Life Author : Harold Cox
Release : 1993
Publisher :
ISBN :
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