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 is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Cavanaugh is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Gerontological Society of America, and has served as president of the Adult Development and Aging Division (Division 20) of the APA. Cavanaugh has also written (with the late Fredda Blanchard-Fields) ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING. His research interests in gerontology concern family caregiving as well as the role of beliefs in older adults' cognitive performance.
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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