1. Studying Adult Development and Aging 1 2. Neuroscience as a Basis for Adult Development and Aging 38 3. Physical Changes 65 4. Longevity, Health, and Functioning 107 5. Where People Live: Person-Environment Interactions 149 6. Attention and Memory 184 7. Intelligence 233 8. Social Cognition 280 9. Personality 315 10. Clinical Assessment, Mental Health, and Mental Disorders 357 11. Relationships 401 12. Work, Leisure, and Retirement 446 13. Dying and Bereavement 492 14. Successful Aging 530
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About the Author
John C. Cavanaugh, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, is chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Previously, he was President of the University of West Florida. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, The American Psychological Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. He has been an American Council of Education Fellow and elected President of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the APA (Division 20). In addition, Dr. Cavanaugh was a Congressionally selected delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging. His research interests in gerontology concern family care-giving as well as the role of beliefs in older adult's cognitive performance. He is also the co-author of HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE-SPAN VIEW, Sixth Edition, with Robert V. Kail of Purdue University.
Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the department at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include social cognition in adulthood and aging as well as everyday problem solving and emotion regulation from adolescence through older adulthood. She has been published in Psychology and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and other journals. She is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Research and Child Development, and the Psychonomics Society.
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