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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Game Frameby Aaron Dignan

    Free Press 2011; US$ 24.25

    Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we?re 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? It?s not the experiences themselves but the... more...

  • Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciencesby Linda George

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 102.95

    The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Seventh Edition summarizes the research literature on the social aspects of aging.  The Seventh Edition will have 88% new material and authors with 25 chapters: 22 of the chapters will be on completely new topics.  Separated into four sections, the fully revised handbook will cover Theory and Methods,... more...

  • Altern mit geistiger Behinderungby Meindert Haveman; Reinhilde Stöppler

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 25.04

    Dieses Buch stellt ein umfassendes Kompendium relevanter Aspekte in der Arbeit mit älteren Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung dar. Vor dem Hintergrund der Zunahme dieser Personengruppe ergibt sich für die gerontologisch-psychologische, die pädagogische sowie die medizinische Forschung und Praxis die Notwendigkeit, sich auf ältere Menschen mit geistiger... more...

  • Forever Youngby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 5.99

    Forever Young: The Science of Aging by the Editors of Scientific American   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?... more...

  • The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brainby Barbara Strauch

    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...

  • A Time to Liveby Robert Raines

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 14.00

    In A Time To Live , Robert Raines explores the spiritual and emotional dimensions of what can be the most rewarding time of life. Drawing on his experiences as an ordained minister and as director of a non-denominational retreat center focusing on issues of personal growth, Raines delineates the important passages we must all make from our middle... more...

  • Life-Span Developmentby Leonie Sugarman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • Growing Points in Developmental Scienceby Willard W. Hartup; Rainer K. Silbereisen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 140.00

    Growing Points in Developmental Science is an ISSBD publication based on the millennium symposia papers published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development in 2000. This collection of overview chapters summarises the state of the art and the way forward for this discipline. Experienced researchers as well as younger, cutting-edge scientists... more...