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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging. Wiley Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology

  • ID: 3615703
  • Book
  • 584 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This reference provides an invaluable overview of adult development and aging, taking in a wide range of topics vital to gaining an understanding of the developmental psychology of the adult years.

Newly commissioned articles from the top researchers in the field take a biopsychosocial approach, covering biological changes (physiological changes and health), psychological changes (cognition, personality, psychopathology), and social changes (family, lifestyle, and work), as well as including theoretical perspectives.

Drawing on the most recent demographic data and combining classic research with cutting–edge, contemporary approaches, this exceptional collection is an invaluable resource for advanced students and researchers of adult development and aging.

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Notes on Contributors ix

Preface xviiSusan Krauss Whitbourne and Martin J. Sliwinski

Part I Foundations

1 Theoretical Perspectives: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Positive Aging 3Elliot M. Friedman and Carol D. Ryff

2 Demography of Aging: Behavioral and Social Implications 25Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Stacey B. Whitbourne

3 Late Life: A Venue for Studying the Mechanisms by Which Contextual Factors Influence Individual Development 49Denis Gerstorf and Nilam Ram

4 Methodological Issues in Research on Adult Development and Aging 72Scott M. Hofer, Philippe Rast, and Andrea M. Piccinin

Part II Physical Changes and Health

5 Physical Exercise and Health 97Leslie I. Katzel and Gregory M. Steinbrenner

6 Behavioral Stability and Change in Health Across the Adult Life Cycle 118Ilene C. Siegler and Adam Davey

Part III Cognition

7 Processing Speed 135Judith Dirk and Florian Schmiedek

8 Working Memory 154David P. McCabe and Vanessa M. Loaiza

9 Memory and Aging 174Brent J. Small, Kerri S. Rawson, Sarah Eisel, and Cathy L. McEvoy

10 Everyday Cognition 190Jason C. Allaire

Part IV Personality

11 Personality Development in Adulthood 211Nicky J. Newton and Abigail J. Stewart

12 Socioemotional Perspectives on Adult Development 236Jennifer Tehan Stanley and Derek M. Isaacowitz

13 Personality and Aging: Cognitive Perspectives and Processes 254Eileen Kranz Graham and Margie E. Lachman

Part V Abnormal Aging

14 Affective Disorders and Age: The View Through a Developmental Lens 275Jennifer R. Piazza and Susan Turk Charles

15 Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias 293Joshua R. Steinerman and Richard B. Lipton

16 Personality Disorders in Later Life 312Daniel L. Segal, Richard Zweig, and Victor Molinari

17 Assessment of Older Adults 331Christine E. Gould, Barry A. Edelstein, and Lindsay A. Gerolimatos

Part VI Social Processes

18 Self–Regulation and Social Cognition in Adulthood: The Gyroscope of Personality 357Cory Bolkan and Karen Hooker

19 Partners and Friends in Adulthood 381Rosemary Blieszner and Karen A. Roberto

20 Intergenerational Relationships and Aging 399Kira S. Birditt and Elvina Wardjiman

21 Retirement: An Adult Development Perspective 416Mo Wang

Part VII Well–Being and Creativity

22 Effects of Remaining Time for Psychological Well–Being and Cognition 433Boo Johansson and Anne Ingeborg Berg

23 Successful Aging 459Colin A. Depp, Ipsit V. Vahia, and Dilip V. Jeste

24 Creative Productivity and Aging: An Age Decrement – or Not? 477Dean Keith Simonton

Author Index 497

Subject Index 527

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