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Adulthood & Aging

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  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adultsby Carla Martins

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact on older people's wellbeing and valuable guidance on how to tailor MBSR programmes to meet the particular needs of this group. more...

  • Lighter as We Goby Mindy Greenstein; Jimmie Holland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Contrary to common wisdom and the fears of mid-lifers, our sense of well-being actually goes up in older age, even in the presence of illness or disability. Lighter as We Go is the first book to explore how and why that is, drawing on positive psychology and concepts of character strengths and virtues. more...

  • Foreign Accent Syndromesby Jack Ryalls; Nick Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    What does it feel like to wake up one day speaking with a foreign accent from a country one has never visited? Why does someone wake up doing this? This book seeks to portray the broad and diverse experiences of individuals with a rare neurological speech disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS). Through a combination of personal testimony... more...

  • Rereading Personal Narrative and Life Courseby Brian Schiff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13

    This volume reflects on the place of narrative interpretation in life course developmental theory. Featuring exciting chapters by the leading figures in narrative psychology, it provides insights on the narrative character in early childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, midlife, and old age. Read together, the chapters form a comprehensive... more...

  • Building Resistance to Stress and Agingby Richard A Dienstbier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    The toughness model proposed in this book incorporates psychological research and neuroscience to explain how a variety of toughening activities - ranging from confronting mental and physical challenges to meditation - sustain our brains and bodies, and ultimately build our mental and psychological capacities degenerated by stress and by aging. more...

  • Sod Seventy!by Muir Gray; David Mostyn

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Many of the problems older people suffer from have, as their underlying cause, a fundamental loss of fitness. Others are caused by preventable diseases (with these even being preventable after the age of seventy) and, broadly speaking, from the wrong approach to life, influenced by negative social pressures. This book ? uniquely targeted at the 60?75... more...

  • Menopause - The Answersby Rosemary Leonard

    Orion 2017; US$ 18.99

    The essential guide for women approaching or experiencing menopause from women's health expert, Dr Rosemary Leonard. In this definitive guide, Dr Rosemary Leonard debunks some of the myths surrounding the menopause, including why 'perimenopause' is a layman's term, and the pros and cons of HRT. Rosemary discusses the best approaches to the menopause... more...

  • Handbook of Death and Dyingby Clifton D. (Dow) Bryant

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 444.00

    Dying is a social as well as physiological phenomenon. Each society characterizes and, consequently, treats death and dying in its own individual ways?ways that differ markedly. These particular patterns of death and dying engender modal cultural responses, and such institutionalized behavior has familiar, economical, educational, religious, and... more...

  • Worlds of Differenceby Eleanor Palo Stoller; Rose Campbell Gibson

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 94.00

    This collection of readings presents a variety of perspectives on ageing from different communities across the United States: Native American, Puerto Rican, African American, the elderly homeless, white working class, gay and Mexican amongst many others. The readings cover topics such as: life course; social and psychological contexts of ageing; paid... more...

  • Self and Meaning in the Lives of Older Peopleby Peter G. Coleman; Christine Ivani-Chalian; Maureen Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    A longitudinal study of how older people maintain a sense of self and meaning despite the losses associated with ageing. more...