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  • The Handbook of Life-Span Developmentby Richard M. Lerner; Willis F. Overton

    Wiley 2010; US$ 175.00 US$ 151.67

    In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes.  The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 1: Cognition, Biology, and Methods  presents... more...

  • Aging and Older Adulthoodby Joan T. Erber

    Wiley 2012; US$ 83.95 US$ 72.76

    The third edition of this essential text has been updated and expanded with new material that reflects the most recent developments in the field, and explores our current understanding of a broad range of topics related to aging and older adulthood. Fresh edition includes  updated content such as revised case histories and reworked material... more...

  • Great Myths of Agingby Joan T. Erber; Lenore T. Szuchman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.95 US$ 22.49

    Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations and stereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humor and cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths.   Reader-friendly structure breaks myths down into categories such as Body, Mind, and Living Contexts; and looks at myths from “Older people lose interest... more...

  • The Psychology of Retirementby Derek Milne

    Wiley 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56

    The Psychology of Retirement is the first self-help guide to retirement based on highly proven psychological coping strategies. Provides the most comprehensive and coherent account of the challenges of retirement and the associated aging process Represents the culmination of over 30 years of clinical, teaching and research involvement in the... more...

  • Watermelon Magicby Wally Amos; Stu Glauberman; Jack Canfield

    Atria Books/Beyond Words 2011; US$ 11.95

    Watermelon Magic is talk from the soul using watermelons as a metaphor for life. Watermelons symbolize the slurpy happiness of life for Wally Amos (formerly known as ?Famous Amos?). From his life experiences, Wally sees many parallels between humans and watermelons. Just as the vine connects watermelons and the umbilical cord connects mother and... more...

  • The Aging Intellectby Douglas H. Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.00

    Habits such as regular exercise are well known to be linked to better health in older adults. Far less is understood about behaviors that contribute to the optimally aging mind. This may be a reason why only about 25% of elders meet the standards for optimal cognitive aging. The Aging Intellect describes more than a dozen specific characteristics... more...

  • Dealing with Memory Changes As You Grow Olderby Kathleen Gose; Gloria Levi

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Separate the facts from the fears about memory loss.   For many older people and their families, the fear of progressive memory loss is the chief anxiety about aging. To them, lapses that younger people would laugh off as distraction may seem the early symptoms of an inevitable decline into senility. The good news is that most of these fears are... more...

  • The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rustingby Marie de Hennezel

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.42

    In this eloquent meditation on ageing, Marie de Hennezel guides us through a true ?art of growing old?. She recalls her encounters as a clinical psychologist with extraordinary people who 'grow old gracefully? ? and through her experience shows us how to make the most of this time in our lives, to avoid depression and to stay happy. She believes that... more...

  • Cross-cultural Communication and Aging in the United Statesby Hana Noor Al-Deen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Recently, the communication discipline has devoted increasing energy toward the study of aging, yet most of the research has insufficiently addressed a crucial factor in communicative relationships--culture. Meanwhile, cross-cultural/intercultural communication has not adequately addressed the aging process. Combining three powerful elements--communication,... more...

  • Aging, Health Behaviors, and Health Outcomesby K. Warner Schaie; Dan Blazer; James S. House; James A. House

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This volume is the fourth in a series designed to facilitate inter-disciplinary communication between scientists concerned with the description of societal phenomena and those investigating adult development. As such, it contains a compilation of papers presented at an annual conference held at the Pennsylvania State University. These essays by sociologists... more...