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Adulthood & Aging

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychologyby Nancy A. Pachana; Ken Laidlaw

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 194.99

    Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both in providing mental health services as well as developing approaches... more...

  • Conflict and Cohesion in Familiesby Martha J. Cox; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Based on a summer institute of the Family Research Consortium, this book presents theory and research from leading scholars working on issues of risk and resilience in families. Focusing on the splits and bonds that shape children's development, this volume's primary goal is to stimulate theoretical and empirical advances in research on family processes.... more...

  • Careers in Serious Leisureby Robert A. Stebbins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Using the concept of fulfilment and the framework of the serious leisure perspective, this book examines the signposts marking the fulfilment career. This career begins with an interest in a serious pursuit, leading to an efflorescence many years later in amateurism, hobbyism, volunteering, or devotee work - and ultimately deeper fulfilment. more...

  • Aging in Rural Placesby Kristina Hash; Elaine Jurkowski; John Krout

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00

    Research documents that rural elders are poorer, live in less adequate housing, and have far fewer health and service options available to them than their urban counterparts, yet there is a critical lack of current and detailed information on the problems facing rural elders and on the professional practices that serve this population. This text fills... more...

  • Rereading Personal Narrative and Life Courseby Brian Schiff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    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 description... more...

  • Twenty-Five Years of the Life Reviewby Robert Disch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.00

    In this thought-provoking book, professionals in the field of aging examine the history and concept of the life review. The life review--a theory about the nature of the life cycle first presented in 1962--has become a foundation for program development with the elderly. This unique analysis of the life review goes beyond the early formulation both... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    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 in... more...

  • Physical Change and Agingby Sue V. Saxon; Mary Jean Etten; Elizabeth A. Perkins

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 75.00

    "[This book] has been honed into an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's. This sixth edition of a classic multidisciplinary text for students of gerontology continues to offer practical, reader-friendly... more...

  • Foreign Accent Syndromeby Jack Ryalls; Nick Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • The Psychology of Control and Aging (Psychology Revivals)by Margret M. Baltes; Paul B. Baltes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Originally published in 1986, the central topic of this book is the analysis and application of control-related beliefs and behaviours for theory and practice in the psychology of aging. The volume was written for two specific interrelated purposes aimed at cross-fertilization between the psychology of control and the field of gerontology. The first... more...