Aging and Older Adulthood


Author: Joan T. Erber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359576

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 6701

Updated and substantially revised, the second edition of Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most current scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of aging and older adulthood. Updated content and references include recent neurological findings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors that influence cognitive functioning, health care, decision making, and social relationships Chapter opening vignettes engage students with real world illustrations of older adults, which relate to the concepts to come Applying Research boxes offer examples of current research findings that can be applied to the everyday lives of older adults Understanding Aging boxes highlight phenomena, such as “sundown syndrome” and “end-of-life desires,” which provide a deeper insight into the aging process Integrated themes of diversity, environmental influences on aging, and applications to everyday life relate the story of aging more directly to key concepts New Chapter 13 explores what older adulthood may look like in the future and ties together the author’s theoretical framework with views on positive aging Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides available online at

Aging and Older Adulthood: Smart Tips For Aging With Grace, Managing Aging And Dementia In Parents Including Daily Living With A Healthier Body, And A Happier Soul!


Author: Monica Davis

Publisher: Eljays-epublishing

ISBN: 1513089978

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 2145

Many don't like to think about it, what you may want to ask? Well, it is this phenomenon called aging of course. However, the bitter truth is that all of us will one time get old. In fact, age is irreversible. Once you start counting and celebrating birthdays, that's it. You don’t need to accept it but you are getting old! One of the most interesting topics on aging when in discussion is our skin, and in fact, by that I mean ‘anti-aging skin care’. Well, the fact remains that as one gets older, the natural defense of our skin (and in reality the whole of the body) starts weakening. So ‘Anti-aging skin care’ is all about protecting your skin from the negative effects of the aging process. No doubt, the caring of our skin helps in maintaining a young and fresh look for a longer period of time. However, ‘anti-aging skin care’ doesn’t end just here. Besides maintaining your looks (good looks), the process is also about retaining the resistance to disease. On the other hand, in spite of the growing awareness about aging and the anti-aging procedures… which has increased over a period of time, yet a lot of people are unable to recognize the aging symptoms (and hence are unable to determine if they are in need of additional anti-aging measures). Here in this book, you get the opportunity to know a few visible aging symptoms that will help you in the planning and execution of your strategy... for the occurrence of one or more such symptoms is an indicator for upping the ante on anti-aging procedure that will help you to age graciously!



Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 9781538825037

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 2558

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9781118339992. This item is printed on demand.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, 3 Volume Set


Author: Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528921

Category: Psychology

Page: 1536

View: 2593

Available online or as a 3–volume print set, this authoritative reference work contains more than 300 entries covering all aspects of the multi–disciplinary field of adult development and aging. Brings together concise, accurate summaries of classic topics as well as the most recent thinking and research in new areas Covers a broad range of issues, from biological and physiological changes in the body to changes in cognition, personality, and social roles to applied areas such as psychotherapy, long–term care, and end–of–life issues Includes contributions from major researchers, theorists, and methodologists from the academic and clinical realms A state–of–the art reference work that is as essential for experts in the field as for students in the social sciences and humanities coming to the subject for the first time

Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood


Author: Mary Lee Hummert,John M. Wiemann,John F. Nussbaum

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803951175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 9427

By highlighting the commonalities across a range of disciplines, this volume provides a unique and broad-based perspective on communication and ageing. This integrative approach brings together the best of current research and theory from communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics and medical sociology. Centring on three topics - cognition, language and relationships - the book explores the individual areas as well as the ways in which they intersect. It brings to light the implications of individual differences among members of the elderly population as they affect communication, and illustrates the positive as well as the negative effects of the ageing process on language production, relational satisfaction an


An Introduction to Gerontology


Author: Lewis R. Aiken

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803954458

Category: Medical

Page: 469

View: 4739

In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life. Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of sugges

Communication and the Aging Process

Interaction Throughout the Life Cycle


Author: Lois M. Tamir

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483153355

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 6135

Communication and the Aging Process: Interaction throughout the Life Cycle focuses on the process of development from infancy through old age, particularly noting the value of communication, social interaction, and social networks. The manuscript first offers information on development throughout the life cycle, as well as models of development, crisis and change, and methodology. The text then discusses communicative interaction and origins of communication, including interpersonal cognition, social interaction, caretaker-child interaction, communication between children, and language development. The book surveys adolescence and adulthood, psychological characteristics of the aged, and social world of the aged. Personality and morale, retirement and widowhood, attitudes toward the aged, and norms and rules are discussed. The manuscript also takes a look at the social networks of the aged and communicative interaction and the aged. Concerns include family, neighbors, friends, misperceptions between generations, and thought process and communication. The text is a vital source of data for readers interested in the study of life cycle.

Great Myths of Aging


Author: Joan T. Erber,Lenore T. Szuchman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118521501

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 3471

Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations andstereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humorand cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths. Reader-friendly structure breaks myths down into categoriessuch as Body, Mind, and Living Contexts; and looks at myths from“Older people lose interest in sex” to “Olderpeople are stingy” Explains the origins of myths and misconceptions aboutaging Looks at the unfortunate consequences of anti-aging stereotypesfor both the reader and older adults in society

Adult Development and Aging


Author: John Cavanaugh,Fredda Blanchard-Fields

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495601748

Category: Psychology

Page: 625

View: 2224

Written within a biopsychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields’ best-selling text covers the specific ages-stages of adult development and aging. In its unparalleled coverage of current research and theory, the authors draw clear connections between research and application. The book’s focus on positive aging and the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguish it from its competitors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives


Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 145227892X

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 968

"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging