Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Ninth Edition tackles both the biological and environmental influences on behavior and the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior that span the adult lifespan. This information is very important to many features of daily life, from workplace to family, and in 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 the course of life.
Along with parallel advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail, patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how it affects biological, health and social interactions.
- Covers preclinical neuropathology
- Examines age and sex differences in the process of aging
- Considers financial decision-making and capacity
- Explores mental health issues related to death and dying
- Discusses technology for older adults
1. Concepts and theory in the psychology of aging 2. Methodology, attrition, meta-analysis and data imputation 3. Behavioral interventions in the aging process
Part II Biological and Social Influences on Aging and Behavior 4. Gene environment interactions on behavior and aging 5. Behavioral neuroscience and aging 6. Executive Function and Cognitive Behavior 7. Health, behavior, and aging 8. Gender differences in aging processes 9. Environmental influences on aging and behavior
Part III Behavioral Processes and Aging 10. Changes in sensation and perception with age 11. Motor behavior, exercise and aging 12. Speed of behavior and aging 13. Memory, attention, and aging- 14. Adult learning and information technology 15. Aging and language 16. Cognitive development and aging 17. Aging, decision processes, and every day problem solving 18. Emotion, motivation, and aging 18. Personality and the aging self
Part IV Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging 19. Adjustment, mental health, and aging 20. Family Caregivingof the Frail Elderly 21. Adaptive behavior, aging, and the role of technology 22. Wisdom and creativity 23. Aging and the work place 24. The psychology of death and dying