This updated eighth edition of the most comprehensive text available on the effect of age on psychological processes such as language, cognition, perception, motor control, and social relations provides an important summary of the way the aging process is important to many features of our daily lives, from the workplace and family, to public policy matters. Prev. ed.: 2010.
Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition, tackles the biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior during the course of the adult life span. The psychology of aging is important to many features of daily life, from workplace and the family, to public policy matters. It is complex, and new questions are continually raised about how behavior changes with age. Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior is organized and how it changes over time. Along with parallel advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how they are affected by biological, health, and social interactions. 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
Foreword Preface Section I: Concepts, Theory, Methods Chapter 1 - Theoretical Perspectives for the Psychology of Aging in a Lifespan Context K. Warner Schaie Chapter 2 - Methodological Considerations for the Study of Adult Development and Aging Stuart W. S. MacDonald and Robert S. Stawski Chapter 3 - Society and the Individual at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century Toni C. Antonucci, Lisa Berkman, Axel Boersch-Supan, Laura L. Carstensen, Linda P. Fried, Frank F. Furstenberg, Dana Goldman, James S. Jackson, Martin Kohli, S. Jay Olshansky, John Rother, John W. Rowe, and Julie Zissimopoulos Section II: Bio-Psychosocial Factors in Aging Chapter 4 - Sex Hormones and Cognitive Aging Anna C. McCarrey, Melissa H. Kitner-Triolo, and Susan M. Resnick Chapter 5 - The aging Mind in Transition: Amyloid Deposition and Progression Toward Alzheimer's Disease Denise C. Park and Michelle E. Farrell Chapter 6 - Research on Human Plasticity in Adulthood: A Lifespan Agenda Simone Kuhn and Ulman Lindenberger Chapter 7 - Cognitive and Physical Aging: Genetic Influences and Gene-Environment Interplay Chandra A. Reynolds and Deborah G. Finkel Chapter 8 - Memory: Behavior and Neural Basis Cindy Lustig and Ziyong Lin Chapter 9 - Audition and Language Comprehension in Adult aging: Stability in the Fce of Change Arthur Wingfield and Amanda Lash Chapter 10 - Exercise, Cognition, and Health Kirk I. Erickson and Teresa Liu-Ambrose Section III: Behavioral Processes Chapter 11 - Personality and Health: Reviewing Recent Research and Setting a Directive for the Future Patrick L. Hill and Brent W. Roberts Chapter 12 - Cognitive Training in Later Adulthood Sherry L. Willis and Sylvie Belleville Chapter 13 - Executive Functions and Neurocognitive aging Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Sara B. Festini, and Tiffany K. Jantz Chapter 14 - Social Interrelations in Aging: The Sample Case of Married Couples Christian A. Hoppmann and Denis Gerstorf Chapter 15 - Age Differences in the Connection of Mood and Cognition: Evidence from Studies of Mood Congruent Effects Bob G. Knight, Sarah Rastegar, and Seungyoun Kim Chapter 16 - Psychological Vitality in the Oldest Old Jacqui Smith and Lindsay H. Ryan Section IV: Complex Processes Chapter 17 - Cross-Cultural Psychology of Aging Helene H. Fung and Da Jiang Chapter 18 - Work, Retirement and Aging Mo Wang and Junqi Shi Chapter 19 - Financial Decision-Making and Capacity in Older Adults Daniel C. Marson, Deborah L. Kerr, and Donald G. McLaren Chapter 20 - Technology, Gaming, and Social Networking Neil Charness and Walter R. Boot Chapter 21 - Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies for Late-Life Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lisa C. Barry and Amy L. Byers Chapter 22 - Late-Life Sleep and Sleep Disorders Christina S. McCrae, Megan E. Petrov, Natalie Dautovich, and Kenneth L. Lichstein Chapter 23 - Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Dementia and their Caregivers Linda Teri, Glenise McKenzie, and Christina A. Coulter Chapter 24 - The Psychology of Death and Dying in Later Life David E. Balk