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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

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 Psychology 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.

Researchers in gerontology, developmental psychology, cognitive and social psychology.

Paperback, 564 Pages

Published: December 2005

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-101265-6


  • Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Sixth Edition

    Table of Contents




    About the Editors

    Part I: Concepts, Theory, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging

    Chapter 1. Theoretical Issues in the Psychology of Aging

    Timothy A. Salthouse

    Chapter 2. Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging

    Scott M. Hofer and Martin J. Sliwinski


    Part II: Biological and Social Influences on Aging and Behavior


    Chapter 3. Behavior Genetics and Aging

    George P. Vogler


    Chapter 4. Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to the Understanding of Behavior and Aging

    Arthur F. Kramer, Monica Fabiani, and Stanley J. Colcombe


    Chapter 5. Health, Behavior, and Optimal Aging: A Life Span Developmental Perspective

    Carolyn M. Aldwin, Avron Spiro III, and Crystal L. Park


    Chapter 6. Environmental Gerontology: Progress in the Post-Lawton Era

    Rick J. Scheidt and Paul G. Windley


    Chapter 7. Vision and Aging

    Frank Schieber


    Chapter 8. Aging, Complexity, and Motor Performance

    Karl M. Newell, David E. Vaillancourt, and Jacob J. Sosnoff


    Chapter 9. Changing Role of the Speed of Processing Construct in the Cognitive Psychology of Human Aging

    Alan Hartley


    Chapter 10. Memory Aging

    William J. Hoyer and Paul Verhaeghen


    Chapter 11. Applied Learning and Aging: A Closer Look at Reading

    Bonnie J. F. Meyer and Carlee K. Pollard


    Chapter 12. Language Comprehension and Production in Normal Aging

    Robert Thornton and Leah L. Light


    Chapter 13. Selection, Optimization, and Compensation as Developmental Mechanisms of Adaptive Resource Allocation: Review and Preview

    Michaela Riediger, Shu-Chen Li and Ulman Lindenberger


    Chapter 14. Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making

    Michael Marsiske and Jennifer A. margrett


    Chapter 15. Aging and the Intersection of Cognition, Motivation, and Emotion

    Laura L. Carstensen, Joseph A. Mikels, and Mara Mather


    Chapter 16. Personality and Aging

    Daniel K. Mroczek, Avron Spiro III, and Paul W. Griffin


    Chapter 17. Attitudes Toward Aging and Their Effects on Behavior

    Thomas M. Hess


    Chapter 18. Improving the Mental Health of Older Adults

    Bob G. Knight, Brian Kaskie, Gia Robinson Shurgot, and Jennifer Dave


    Chapter 19. Adaptive Technology

    Charles T. Scialfa and Geoff R. Fernie


    Part IV: Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging


    Chapter 20. Wisdom and Aging

    Gerard M. Brugman


    Chapter 21. Autobiographical Memory and the Narrative Self over the Life Span

    James E. Birren and Johannes J. F. Schroots


    Chapter 22. Religion and Health in Late Life

    Neal Krause


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    6. Brain and Behavior Author: R.Cabeza
    7. Behavioral Neuroscience Author: Art Kramer
    8. Health, Stress, and Behavior Author: Carolyn Aldwin
    9. Health Disparities and Minority Aging Author: Keith Whitfield
    10. Environmental Influences on Aging and Behavior Author: Rick Scheidt

    Part III: Behavioral Processes and Aging

    11. Changes in Vision and Hearing with Age Author: Frank Schieber
    12. Motor Behavior and Exercise Author: James Blumenthal, Karl Newall
    13. Aging, Memory, and Attention Author: Art Wingfield, Bill Hoyer
    14. Aging and Language Author: Elizabeth Stine-Morrow
    15. Cognitive Development Author: Ulman Lindenberger
    16. Wisdom Author: Gerard Brugman, Ursula Staudinger
    17. Emotion and Motivation Author: C. E. Izard, C. Z. Malatesta, Edward Deiner
    18. Personality Author: Dan Mrocek
    19. Social Relations Author: Karen Fingerman
    20. Mental Health and Adjustment Author: Margy Gatz
    21. Speed of Behavior and Aging Author: Tim Salthouse

    Part IV: Behavior and Aging in Environmental Contexts

    22. Autobiographical Memory and the Aging Self Author: James Birren
    23. Adaptive Aging: The Role of Technology Author: Chip Scialfa
    24. Quality of Life and Aging Author: Robert Kaplan
    25. Religion and Aging Author: Neal Krause
    26. Sexual Behavior and Aging Author: Susan Whitbourne
    27. Everyday Problem solving Author: Mary Ann Parish-Stephens, Don Marson, Mary Ann Parish-Stephens


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