Aging and Older Adulthood

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Edition: 3rd
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Pub. Date: 2013-01-29
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Summary

The third edition of this essential text has been updated and expanded with new material that reflects the most recent developments in the field, and explores our current understanding of a broad range of topics related to aging and older adulthood. Fresh edition includes updated content such as revised case histories and reworked material on key concepts and research applications Retains the winning format of the second edition, with chapter contents framed by individual histories Dual models add cohesiveness to the presentation of theory Thematic structure facilitates reader comprehension Instructor resources provided online upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/erber

Author Biography

Joan T. Erber is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Florida International University, where she was a recipient of a State University System Professorial Excellence Program (PEP) Award. She has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in adult development and aging. Her research focuses on aging and memory and how stereotypes influence our perceptions of older adults. Her research has been published in journals such as Psychology and Aging, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, and Experimental Aging Research. Dr. Erber is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA).  She is a past president of the APA’s Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging). Her books include Aging and Older Adulthood, Second Edition, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Aging and Older Adulthood (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2005).

Table of Contents

Contents ix

Credits and Sources xix

Integrated Themes in Aging and Older Adulthood xxiii

Preface and Acknowledgments xxxiii

1 Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood 1

2 Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood 33

3 Biological Aging and Health 61

4 Sensation, Perception, and Attention 100

5 Memory 132

6 Intellectual Functioning 165

7 Cognition and Problem Solving in the Everyday World 199

8 Personality and Coping 234

9 Social Interaction and Social Ties 265

10 Employment, Retirement, and Living Arrangements 298

11 Mental Health, Psychopathology, and Therapy 329

12 Coping with Death, Dying, and Bereavement 361

13 Looking Ahead: Aging in the Future 383

Glossary 394

References 408

Index 442

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