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- Karnac Books 2011; US$ 31.95
This book brings together a selection of classic psychoanalytical papers related to ageing, dying and death that have appeared in the renowned International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP). Two papers address the analysis of an elderly patient directly and bring the work and the challenges it brings vividly to life. Also explored are such issues as... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
For many years, scientists thought that the human brain simply decayed over time and its dying cells led to memory slips, fuzzy logic, negative thinking, and even depression. But new research from neuroscien tists and psychologists suggests that, in fact, the brain reorganizes, improves in important functions, and even helps us adopt a more optimistic... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 86.95
Updated and substantially revised, the second edition of Aging and Older Adulthood reflects the most current scientific research and theoretical foundations that contribute to our understanding of aging and older adulthood. Updated content and references include recent neurological findings on brain structure and functioning as well as factors... more...
- Free Press 2011; US$ 24.54
Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why were addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner table? Or why some people are able to find joy in difficult or repetitive jobs while others burn out? Its not the experiences themselves but the... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 2011; US$ 64.99
Explaining Conversations offers a different way of interpreting people?s social exchanges than has been available in the past. The book is replete with examples of people?s verbal interactions in the form of chats, arguments, debates, and negotiations, both within a culture and across cultures. The volume?s subtitle, A Developmental Social-Exchange... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This book provides accessible treatment to state-of-the-art approaches to analyzing longitudinal studies. Comprehensive coverage of the most popular analysis tools allows readers to pick and choose the techniques that best fit their research. The analyses are illustrated with examples from major longitudinal data sets including practical information... more...
- Scientific American 2013; US$ 3.99
Today, an infant born in the US will probably live to see his or her 78th birthday, a 20- year-plus increase over the average lifespan a century ago. While living well into the 80s and 90s is becoming more and more attainable, how many more years can humanity expect to gain? The two main barriers are accumulated damage to cells and organs that occurs... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
Reliable, easily administered, and objective ways of assessing the well-being of the elderly and their use of, and need for, services are rare. The author of this study provides current information on the Multidimensional Functional Assessment of Older Adults (MFAQ) -- the most widely used questionnaire of its type. This volume discusses ways in which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 41.95
This thorough revision of the highly successful first edition of Life-Span Development offers the reader a wide-ranging and thought provoking account of human development throughout the lifespan. The lifespan approach emphasises that development does not stop when we cease to be adolescents but goes on throughout adulthood and into old age. In... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 21.00
The death of a parent can trigger a profound transformation in an adult's life. This book explores the risk factors that make some people more vulnerable than others following this important loss. Readers will come to view the loss of a parent as a turning point in adult development. more...