Students are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives. Specifically, suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives are offered and encouraged. These include guidelines for discussions they might have regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction. While presenting the latest in research findings, the authors have also strived to keep research interesting for students who may not see themselves as researchers. The new edition is available with MyDevelopmentKit, a premium online resource with Audio Senior Views conversations with older adults talking about their own experiences that relate to the content of the textbook, as well as online quizzes and other multimedia tools that enrich the textbook content.
Table of Contents
Why Study Human Aging?
2 Research Methods and Issues
Guiding Principles and Issues.
Part I: Aging and Our Bodies
3 Physical Aspects of Aging
4 Theories of Senescence and Aging
5. Health and Longevity
Part II: Aging and Our Minds
6 Sensation, Perception, and Slowing with Age
Sensation and Perception.
7 Memory and Cognition
An Overview of Memory Processing.
8 Intelligence, Wisdom, and Creativity
Part III: Aging and Our Selves
9 Personality and Coping
An Overview of Personality.
Social Relations Across the Life Span.
11 Work and Retirement
Part IV: Aging and Our Survival
13 Healthy/Helpful Environments
Spaces and Places.
14 Death and Bereavement
Part V: Aging and You
15 Looking to the Future
Principles and Issues.
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