Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging

Edited By

  • Carol Magai, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York
  • Susan McFadden, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh


Academics, researchers, and graduate students in gerontology, personality and social psychology, and developmental or life-span psychology. Clinical and counseling psychologists.


Book information

  • Published: October 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-464995-8


"The Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging is the most comprehensive treatment to date of this nascent area of research... a substantial contribution and its many fine chapters will function as guideposts for this blossoming area of scholarly study as it continues to grow."

"This is an exceptionally good collection of papers on emotion. It is an added bonus that they also deal with issues related to human development and aging... The handbooks focus on developmental themes is a special contribution. Although research on emotion has increased in recent years, relatively little has appeared on emotional processes in the middle and later parts of the life span. This book directly addresses these issues and does so in ways that clarify basic emotional processes at all levels. Although aimed at professionals and researchers in the field, many of the chapters will be accessible to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students with backgrounds in psychology, sociology, anthropology, or nursing."

Table of Contents

Theoretical Perspectives:J. Panksepp and A. Miller, Emotions and the Aging Brain: Regrets and Remedies.L.M. Dougherty, J.A. Abe, and C.E. Izard, Differential Emotions Theory and Emotional Development in Adulthood and Later Life.K.E. Grossman, Ethological Perspectives on Human Development and Aging.C.T. Fischer, A Humanistic and Human Science Approach to Emotion.S.K. Whitbourne, Psychosocial Perspectives on Emotions: The Role of Identity in the Aging Process.Affect and Cognition:G. Labouvie-Vief, Emotion, Thought, and Gender.V.G. Cicirelli, Emotion and Cognition in Attachment.K.T. Strongman, Emotion and Memory.F. Blanchard-Fields, Emotion and Everyday Problem Solving in Adult Development.J.-E. Ruth and A. Vilkko, Emotions in the Construction of Autobiography.Emotion and Relationships:L.E. Troll and K.L. Fingerman, Connections between Parents and Their Adult Children.V.H. Bedfordand and P.S. Avioli, Affect and Sibling Relationships in Adulthood.L.L. Carstensen, J. Graff, R.W. Levenson, and J.M. Gottman, Affect in Intimate Relationships: The Developmental Course of Marriage.B. de Vries, The Understanding of Friendship: An Adult Life Course Perspective.M. Mikulincer and V. Florian, Emotional Reactions to Interpersonal Losses over the Life Span: An Attachment Theoretical Perspective.Stress, Health, and Psychological Well-Being:R.S. Lazarus, The Role of Coping in the Emotions and How Coping Changes over the Life Course.J.S. Tucker and H.S. Friedman, Emotion, Personality, and Health.M.P. Lawton, Quality of Life and Affect in Later Life.S.H. McFadden and J.S. Levin, Religion, Emotions, and Health.Continuity and Change in Emotion Patterns and Personality:P.T. Costa, Jr., and R.R. McCrae, Mood and Personality in Adulthood.D. Keltner, Facial Expressions of Emotion and Personality.C. Magai and B. Nusbaum, Personality Change in Adulthood: Dynamic Systems, Emotions, and the Transformed Self.J.M. Jenkins and K. Oatley, Emotional Episodes and Emotionality through the Life Span.J.A. Singer, The Story of Your Life: A Process Perspective on Narrative and Emotion in Adult Development. References.Index.