Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Edited by

  • James Birren, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • K Warner Schaie, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life.The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging.The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.
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Researchers in gerontology, developmental psychology, cognitive and social psychology.


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-101264-9

Table of Contents

Part I: Concepts, Theory, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging1. Theoretical Development in the Psychology of Aging Author: Tim Salthouse, Paul Baltes2. Methodology: Attrition, Meta-analysis, Data imputation Author: ___________________3. Evaluating Progress in the Study of the Psychology of Aging Author: Ron Abeles, James Fozard, Don Kausler, Martha Storandt4. Gene Environment Interaction and Aging Author: Robert Plomin5. Historical Influences on Aging Authors: K. Warner Schaie and Glen ElderPart II: Biological and Social Influences on Aging and Behavior6. Brain and Behavior Author: R.Cabeza 7. Behavioral Neuroscience Author: Art Kramer8. Health, Stress, and Behavior Author: Carolyn Aldwin9. Health Disparities and Minority Aging Author: Keith Whitfield10. Environmental Influences on Aging and Behavior Author: Rick ScheidtPart III: Behavioral Processes and Aging11. Changes in Vision and Hearing with Age Author: Frank Schieber12. Motor Behavior and Exercise Author: James Blumenthal, Karl Newall13. Aging, Memory, and Attention Author: Art Wingfield, Bill Hoyer 14. Aging and Language Author: Elizabeth Stine-Morrow15. Cognitive Development Author: Ulman Lindenberger16. Wisdom Author: Gerard Brugman, Ursula Staudinger 17. Emotion and Motivation Author: C. E. Izard, C. Z. Malatesta, Edward Deiner18. Personality Author: Dan Mrocek19. Social Relations Author: Karen Fingerman20. Mental Health and Adjustment Author: Margy Gatz21. Speed of Behavior and Aging Author: Tim SalthousePart IV: Behavior and Aging in Environmental Contexts 22. Autobiographical Memory and the Aging Self Author: James Birren23. Adaptive Aging: The Role of Technology Author: Chip Scialfa24. Quality of Life and Aging Author: Robert Kaplan25. Religion and Aging Author: Neal Krause 26. Sexual Behavior and Aging Author: Susan Whitbourne27. Everyday Problem solving Author: Mary Ann Parish-Stephens, Don Marson, Mary Ann Parish-Stephens