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Human Aging, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Paul W. Foos, M. Cherie Clark

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 26, 2008

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This text offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking.

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

1          An Introduction to Human Aging

            Why Study Human Aging? 

            The Study of Aging. 

            Who is Aging/Who is Old?    

            Stereotypes. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources

2          Research Methods and Issues

            Guiding Principles and Issues. 

            Theory. 

            Research Methods. 

            Ethics.  

            Highlights,  Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources


Part I:  Aging and Our Bodies

3          Physical Aspects of Aging

            Individual Differences. 

            Changes in Physical Appearance. 

            Internal Changes.    

            Chronic Conditions. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

4          Theories of Senescence and Aging

            An Overview. 

            Programmed Theories. 

            A Middle Category.

            Unprogrammed Theories. 

            All of the Above. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet     Resources.

5.         Health and Longevity

            Overview. 

            Factors Beyond Our Control. 

            Factors Within Our Control. 

            Other Factors. 

            Social Factors. 

            Quality of Life. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.


Part II:  Aging and Our Minds

6          Sensation, Perception, and Slowing with Age

            Sensation and Perception. 

            Slowing. 

            Falls. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

7          Memory and Cognition

            An Overview of Memory Processing. 

            Memory and Aging. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

8          Intelligence, Wisdom, and Creativity

            Intelligence. 

            Expertise. 

            Wisdom. 

            Creativity. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.


Part III:  Aging and Our Selves

9          Personality and Coping

            An Overview of Personality. 

            Traits. 

            Personal Concerns.     

            Coping. 

            Identity.     

            Personality, Health, and Well-Being. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

10        Relationships

            Social Relations Across the Life Span. 

            Social Support. 

            Family Relationships. 

            Friends. 

            Religion and Spirituality. 

            Isolation and Loneliness. 

            Highlights,  Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

11        Work and Retirement

            Work. 

            Retirement. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.


Part IV:  Aging and Our Survival

12        Psychopathology

            Overview. 

            Alcohol Abuse. 

            Depression. 

            Acute Cognitive Disorders. 

            Dementia.          

            Caregiving. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

13        Healthy/Helpful Environments

            Spaces and Places. 

            Person Environment Congruence. 

            Where We Live in Old Age. 

            Community Based Long-Term Care. 

            Retirement Communities and Assisted Living. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

14        Death and Bereavement

            Death. 

            Bereavement. 

            Support. 

            Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet   Resources.


Part V:  Aging and You

15        Looking to the Future

            Principles and Issues. 

            Aging and Well-Being. 

            The Future. 

            Highlights,  Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.


References

Name Index

Subject Index

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