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 President of 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 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING, 5th Edition (Thomson Wadsworth, 2006) with Fredda Blanchard-Fields.
A new co-author, Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Professor of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology, joined John Cavanaugh in the 4th edition. Her research interests include social cognition in adulthood and aging, adaptive coping and everyday problem solving, and gender role development across the life span. She is responsible for the new separate chapter on Social Cognition, Chapter 9
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