Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 8th Edition

  • K. Warner Schaie
  • Sherry L. Willis
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  • ISBN-10: 0124115233
  • ISBN-13: 9780124115231
  • DDC: 155.67
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 550 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book provides a basic reference source on the behavioral processes of aging for researchers, graduate students, and professionals. It also provides perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for researchers and professionals from other disciplines. New topics to the eighth edition include preclinical neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in adult aging, cognitive interventions and neural processes, social interrelations, age differences in the connection of mood and cognition, cross-cultural issues, financial decision-making and capacity, technology, gaming, social networking, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
Concepts, Theory, Methods.
1: Theoretical Perspectives for the Psychology of Aging in a Lifespan Context.
2: Methodological Considerations for the Study of Adult Development and Aging.
3: Society and the Individual at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century.
Bio–Psychosocial Factors in Aging.
4: Sex Hormones and Cognitive Aging.
5: The Aging Mind in Transition: Amyloid Deposition and Progression toward Alzheimer's Disease.
6: Research on Human Plasticity in Adulthood: A Lifespan Agenda.
7: Cognitive and Physical Aging: Genetic Influences and Gene–Environment Interplay.
8: Memory: Behavior and Neural Basis.
9: Audition and Language Comprehension in Adult Aging: Stability in the Face of Change.
10: Exercise, Cognition, and Health.
Behavioral Processes.
11: Personality and Health: Reviewing Recent Research and Setting a Directive for the Future.
12: Cognitive Training in Later Adulthood.
13: Executive Functions and Neurocognitive Aging.
14: Social Interrelations in Aging: The Sample Case of Married Couples.
15: Age Differences in the Connection of Mood and Cognition: Evidence from Studies of Mood Congruent Effects.
16: Psychological Vitality in the Oldest Old.
Coamplex Peocesses.
17: Cross-Cultural Psychology of Aging.
18: Work, Retirement and Aging.
19: Financial Decision-Making and Capacity in Older Adults.
20: Technology, Gaming, and Social Networking.
21: Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies for Late-Life Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
22: Late-Life Sleep and Sleep Disorders.
23: Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Dementia and Their Caregivers.
24: The Psychology of Death and Dying in Later Life.
Author Index.
Subject Index.