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Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. It provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. The 7e will contain all new material and include an entirely new section devoted to what neuroscience has discovered on cognitive aging.

Researchers and students in gerontology.

Paperback, 434 Pages

Published: November 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-380882-0


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

    1. Concepts and theory in the psychology of aging Roger Dixon, University of Alberta

    2. Methodology, attrition, meta-analysis and data imputation Emilio Ferrer, University of California at Davis

    3. Historical influences on aging and behavior K. Warner Schaie, University of Washington

    Part II. Neuroscience, cognition and aging

    4. Executive function and cognitive aging Mary Lucscz, Flinders University

    5. Structural imaging and cognitive aging Karen Rodrigue and Kristen Kennedy, U of Texas at Dallas6. Cognitive aging and neurogenetics William Kremen, UCSD and Michael Lyons, Boston University

    7. Neuroplasticity of cognitive function with age Denise Park, University of Texas at Dallas

    8. Memory: Normal and pathological changes with age Lars Nyberg, University of Umea and Lars Bäckman, Karolinska Institutet

    9. Complex decision making Ellen Peters, Decision Research and University of Oregon

    10. Cognitive interventions Elizabeth Stein-Morrow, University of Illinois

    Part III: Social and Health Factors that Impact Aging11. Control, health and aging Margie Lachman, Bradndeis University

    12. Stress and aging David Almeida, Pennsylvania State University

    13. Health disparities, social class and aging Keith Whitfield. Duke University

    14 . Adult Inter-generational relations Karen Fingerman, Purdue University

    15. Wisdom, aging and wellbeing Monika Ardelt, University of Florida.16. Age stereotypes and aging Mary Lee Hummert, University of Kansas

    17, Communications, elderspeak, and aging Howard Giles, University of California, Santa Barbara

    18. Work and aging Ursula Staudinger, Jacobs University, Bremen

    19. Emotion and aging Susan T. Charles

    20. Psychopathology, grief and aging, Susan Whitbourne, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    21. Psychological assessment of emotional distress, personality disorders, personality and aging Barry Edelstein, West Virginia University, and Dan Segal, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    22. Neuropsychological assessment of the dementias of late life Jennifer Manly, Columbia University, Stephanie Consentino and Adam Brickman23. Caregiving and the older caregiver Bob Knight, Universitty of Southern California

    24. Legal competency assessment and geroforensic psychology Jenifer Moye, Harvard Medical School


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