Aging and Older Adulthood - eBook
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Publication Date: 2011
Series: Wiley Desktop Editions
Updated and substantially revised, the second edition of Agingand Older Adulthood reflects the most current scientificresearch and theoretical foundations that contribute to ourunderstanding of aging and older adulthood.
- Updated content and references include recent neurologicalfindings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors thatinfluence cognitive functioning, health care, decision making, andsocial relationships
- Chapter opening vignettes engage students with real worldillustrations of older adults, which relate to the concepts tocome
- Applying Research boxes offer examples of current researchfindings that can be applied to the everyday lives of olderadults
- Understanding Aging boxes highlight phenomena, such as“sundown syndrome” and “end-of-lifedesires,” which provide a deeper insight into the agingprocess
- Integrated themes of diversity, environmental influences onaging, and applications to everyday life relate the story of agingmore directly to key concepts
- New Chapter 13 explores what older adulthood may look like inthe future and ties together the author’s theoreticalframework with views on positive aging
Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slidesavailable online at www.wiley.com/go/erber
Joan T. Erber received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Saint Louis University, after which she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Aging and Development at Washington University in St. Louis. She is presently Professor of Psychology at Florida International University, and has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in adult development and aging and conducting research on processes of aging. Her numerous publications focus on aging and memory and how stereotypes of aging influence our perceptions and evaluations of older adults. Her research findings, some of which were funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging, are published in scientific journals such as Psychology and Aging, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, and Experimental Aging Research. She has served on editorial boards of journals that publish research on aging. Additionally, 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 Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging).
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