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Adult Development and Aging

Adult Development and Aging - 6th edition

Adult Development and Aging - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780495601746

ISBN10: 0495601748

Adult Development and Aging by John C. Cavanaugh and Fredda Blanchard-Fields - ISBN 9780495601746
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 6TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2011
International: No
Adult Development and Aging by John C. Cavanaugh and Fredda Blanchard-Fields - ISBN 9780495601746

ISBN13: 9780495601746

ISBN10: 0495601748

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 6TH 11

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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. This edition features more real-world examples and new research trends.

Author Bio

John C. Cavanaugh
John C. Cavanaugh, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, is President of University of West Florida. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, The American Psychological Society and the Gerontological Society of America. He has been an American Council of Education Fellow and elected President of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the APA (Division 20). In addition, Dr. Cavanaugh was a Congressionally selected delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. His research interests in gerontology concern family care-giving as well as the role of beliefs in older adult's cognitive performance. He is also the co-author of ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING, 5th Edition (Thomson Wadsworth, 2006) with Fredda Blanchard-Fields.

Fredda Blanchard-Fields
A new co-author, Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Professor of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology, joined John Cavanaugh in the 4th edition. Her research interests include social cognition in adulthood and aging, adaptive coping and everyday problem solving, and gender role development across the life span. She is responsible for the new separate chapter on Social Cognition, Chapter 9

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Studying Adult Development and Aging 1.
2. Neuroscience as a Basis for Adult Development and Aging 38.
3. Physical Changes 65.
4. Longevity, Health, and Functioning 107.
5. Where People Live: Person-Environment Interactions 149.
6. Attention and Memory 184.
7. Intelligence 233.
8. Social Cognition 280.
9. Personality 315.
10. Clinical Assessment, Mental Health, and Mental Disorders 357.
11. Relationships 401.
12. Work, Leisure, and Retirement 446.
13. Dying and Bereavement 492.
14. Successful Aging 530.

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