The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging - eBook  -     Edited By: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Martin Sliwinski
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging - eBook

Wiley-Blackwell / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781444347609
ISBN-13: 9781444347609
Availability: In Stock
Series: Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology

Publisher's Description

This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years.

  • Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas
  • Includes newly commissioned essays from the top researchers in the field
  • Takes a biopsychosocial perspective, covering the biological, psychological and social changes that occur in adulthood

Author Bio

Susan Krauss Whitbourne is Professor of Psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of numerous publications including Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders (6th edition, with R. P. Halgin, 2009), Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (4th Edition, Wiley, 2011, with S. B. Whitbourne), and The Search for Fulfillment (2010).

Martin Sliwinski is Director of the Gerontology Center and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University. He has written extensively on the relationship of stress and disease to health, emotional well-being, and cognitive function across the adult lifespan.

Editorial Reviews

"A plus point is that the writing style makes the content accessible to a wide audience without being simplistic.  It would therefore be useful to students in order to expand their reading around psychological issues in ageing."  (Journal of Ageing & Society, 1 August 2013)

"This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting–edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years. Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and ageing, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas." (Nursing Times, January 2013)

"(the book) will be very useful as a review for professional in the area of developmental psychology, but also as a resource for students who wish to find a summary of a specific area. . . Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through professionals."  (Choice, 1 September 2012)

 

 

 

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