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Adult Development & Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives [Hardcover]

Susan Krauss Whitbourne
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Aug. 4 2000 0471315915 978-0471315919 1
This undergraduate text takes a comprehensive approach to adult development and aging. It is based on the author's extensive experience in teaching and research within the field. Its major theme is that individuals can take an active role in their aging process and make it both rich and successful. Evenly balanced between biological, social, cognitive, and personality theories, it focuses upon "successful aging." Students will gain a positive approach to the field along with many suggestions for ways that they can incorporate major concepts into their own professional and personal development. An online instructor's manual, test bank, and powerpoint slide set provides a variety of supplemental materials for instructors ranging from novice to experienced.

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Discover the art of successful aging Henri Matisse's 'les bêtes de la mer' (featured on the cover of this text) is not only one of his most daring works in terms of color and level of abstraction, it's also one of the last works of his brilliant career. Created in his seventies, this stunning collage of colored paper shows that older adulthood can be filled with vitality and creative spirit. In ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING: BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVES leading aging expert Susan Krauss Whitbourne explores both the art of successful aging, as well as the latest research on aging and adult development. Presenting a complete picture of the aging process, the text addresses the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of adult development on one integrated framework. Whitbourne's hands-on, student-oriented approach enables readers to: Explore current research and biopsychosocial issues that cut across disciplinary lines Find out where the field is heading Meet leading researchers studying adult development Promote successful aging through compensative and preventative strategies Assess your understanding of key topics discussed in the text

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and winner of the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Massachusetts. Author of 10 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, Professor Whitbourne is regarded as an expert in the field of personality development in adulthood and old age. She is currently APA Council Representative and is a President of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association. She also serves on the Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) publications committee.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Learning to Understand the Aging Environment July 12 2001
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This text provides detailed information on what happens as we age. It's a little scary - but it certainly gives us insight and skills into working most effectively with the changes caused by aging. It helped me personally to deal better with my Mom, by altering my speech patterns and communication of events. It also lets you see the importance of all the devices out there to assist the elderly - and in turn, encourage the use of these tools.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend for Anyone Interested in Adult Devleopment Sept. 1 2009
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This is a great book for anyone interested in the general topics concerning adult development and aging. I used this book in my Psychology of Aging class at UCLA and found it very easy to read and understand. The biopsychosocial perspective takes into account all areas of life and is a great place to begin understanding the challenges we face as adults as we age and also what preventative measure we can employ early in adulthood to increases our chances of living a longer, healthier, more productive life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learning to Understand the Aging Environment July 12 2001
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This text provides detailed information on what happens as we age. It's a little scary - but it certainly gives us insight and skills into working most effectively with the changes caused by aging. It helped me personally to deal better with my Mom, by altering my speech patterns and communication of events. It also lets you see the importance of all the devices out there to assist the elderly - and in turn, encourage the use of these tools.
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