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Adulthood & Aging

  • Ageing: A Very Short Introductionby Nancy A. Pachana

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    Ageing entails lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning. While such changes in later adulthood were somewhat neglected by scientists in the past, recent decades have seen a marked increase in research in this area. Nancy A. Pachana examines the impact of rising numbers of older people worldwide. more...

  • Memory, Attention, and Agingby Fergus I. M. Craik

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Memory, Attention, and Aging is a collection of some of the most influential journal articles previously published by Fergus Craik and his collaborators, with new introductory material unifying the research of this noted cognitive psychologist. The reprinted articles are grouped into six sections reflecting Craik?s various research interests across... more...

  • Grandparentingby Susan Moore; Doreen Rosenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Grandparenting: Contemporary Perspectives is one of the first books of its kind to offer a dedicated account of the social and psychological research on this important life stage. Reflecting the contemporary positive approach to ageing, it covers many of the issues that impact the grandparent experience today, such as care-giving and changing family... more...

  • Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementiaby Chris Clarke; Emma Wolverson; Esme Moniz-Cook; Bob Woods; John Killick; Mike Nolan; Tony Ryan; Catherine Quinn; Andrew Norris; Kirsty Patterson; Phyllis Braudy Harris; Helen Irwin; Alison Phinney; Elspeth Stirling; Christine Bryden

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 26.03

    Extending the field of positive psychology, this book explores how positive psychological constructs relate to living well with dementia. Looking at current evidence, and with case studies from people living with dementia, this book shows how positive psychological concepts can be applied to practice to achieve good dementia care. more...

  • Suddenly Single After 50by Barbara Ballinger; Margaret Crane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Finding themselves suddenly single after 50, Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane found that life could be good again despite the stress, frustration and fear they faced at first. This work helps others navigate life when their partner is no longer a part of it, so they still may find fulfillment, joy, and happiness again. more...

  • Cognitive Agingby Patrick Lemaire

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Cognitive Aging and the Role of Strategy is the  English Language edition of ?Vieillissement cognitif et variations stratégiques?, oriiginally published in French . Lemaire is a well-respected professor and  text-book author of Cognitive Psychology in France and his English language edition will have updated content on theories of cognitive aging... more...

  • Enhancing the Wellbeing and Wisdom of Older Learnersby Tess Maginess

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Enhancing the Wellbeing and Wisdom of Older Learners: A Co-research Paradigm examines how lifelong learning, becoming wise, and sharing wisdom are integrally linked to older people?s wellbeing. The book highlights appropriate learning styles and pedagogies for older people, including research models emphasising participation, and offers recommendations... more...

  • Depression in Later Lifeby Deborah Serani

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    Depression is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely in the elderly; people often think it?s a ?normal? response to the aging process. But this is not the case, and Serani offers a compassionate and practical guide to understanding, identifying, and treating depression for anyone suffering or who knows someone suffering with this common disorder.... more...

  • The Middlepauseby Marina Benjamin

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    In a society obsessed with living longer and looking younger, what does middle age nowadays mean? How should a fifty-something be in a world ceaselessly redefining ageing, youth, and experience? The Middlepause  offers hope, and heart. Cutting through society?s clamorous demands to work longer and stay young, it delivers a clear-eyed account of... more...

  • A Long Time Comingby Melanie Joosten

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 19.99

    A powerful collection of essays exploring what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed world To live a long life should be a joy; to be old should not be a burden. With improved health care and higher standards of living, each generation is living longer than the last. Governments see our ageing population as an imminent disaster, and old age... more...