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MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself—including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography.

 

This text offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking.

 

Readers are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives. Specifically, suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives are offered and encouraged. These include guidelines for discussions they might have regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction. While presenting the latest in research findings, the authors have also strived to keep research interesting for readers who may not see themselves as researchers.

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.

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This text offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking.

 

Students are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives. Specifically, suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives are offered and encouraged. These include guidelines for discussions they might have regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction. While presenting the latest in research findings, the authors have also strived to keep research interesting for students who may not see themselves as researchers.

Synopsis:

Human Aging, Second Edition, offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking.

 

Students are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives, with suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives. These include guidelines for discussions regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction.

 

New to this Edition:

 

The Companion Website now features “Audio Senior Views”, audio interviews with a diverse group of adults that reinforce the main topics in each chapter, while infusing the material with the human element that is often lacking in textbooks.

 

New and updated chapter on Research Methods and Issues stresses issues of critical thinking in the classroom.

   

Social Policy boxes bring students into a discussion of current issues that affect a growing older population, as well as their future experience of human aging.

Table of Contents

1          An Introduction to Human Aging

            Why Study Human Aging? 

              The Study of Aging. 

              Who is Aging/Who is Old?    

              Stereotypes. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources

2          Research Methods and Issues

            Guiding Principles and Issues. 

              Theory. 

              Research Methods. 

              Ethics.  

              Highlights,  Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources

Part I:  Aging and Our Bodies

3          Physical Aspects of Aging

            Individual Differences. 

              Changes in Physical Appearance. 

              Internal Changes.    

              Chronic Conditions. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

4          Theories of Senescence and Aging

            An Overview. 

              Programmed Theories. 

              A Middle Category.

              Unprogrammed Theories. 

              All of the Above. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet     Resources.

5.         Health and Longevity

            Overview. 

              Factors Beyond Our Control. 

              Factors Within Our Control. 

              Other Factors. 

              Social Factors. 

              Quality of Life. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

Part II:  Aging and Our Minds

6          Sensation, Perception, and Slowing with Age

            Sensation and Perception. 

              Slowing. 

              Falls. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

7          Memory and Cognition

            An Overview of Memory Processing. 

              Memory and Aging. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

8          Intelligence, Wisdom, and Creativity

            Intelligence. 

              Expertise. 

              Wisdom. 

               Creativity. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

Part III:  Aging and Our Selves

9          Personality and Coping

            An Overview of Personality. 

              Traits. 

              Personal Concerns.     

               Coping. 

              Identity.     

              Personality, Health, and Well-Being. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

10        Relationships

            Social Relations Across the Life Span. 

              Social Support. 

              Family Relationships. 

              Friends. 

              Religion and Spirituality. 

              Isolation and Loneliness. 

              Highlights,  Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

11        Work and Retirement

            Work. 

              Retirement. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

Part IV:  Aging and Our Survival

12        Psychopathology

            Overview. 

              Alcohol Abuse. 

              Depression. 

              Acute Cognitive Disorders. 

              Dementia.          

              Caregiving. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

13        Healthy/Helpful Environments

            Spaces and Places. 

              Person Environment Congruence. 

              Where We Live in Old Age. 

              Community Based Long-Term Care. 

              Retirement Communities and Assisted Living. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

14        Death and Bereavement

            Death. 

              Bereavement. 

              Support. 

              Highlights, Questions, Readings, and Internet   Resources.

Part V:  Aging and You

15        Looking to the Future

            Principles and Issues. 

              Aging and Well-Being. 

              The Future. 

              Highlights,  Questions, Readings, and Internet Resources.

References

Name Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205544011
Author:
Foos, Paul W.
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Clark, M. Cherie
Author:
Foos, Paul W.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
General
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Aging - General
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
MyDevelopmentKit Series
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.3 x 7 x 1.1 in 767 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.
"Synopsis" by ,

This text offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking.

 

Students are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives. Specifically, suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives are offered and encouraged. These include guidelines for discussions they might have regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction. While presenting the latest in research findings, the authors have also strived to keep research interesting for students who may not see themselves as researchers.

"Synopsis" by ,

Human Aging, Second Edition, offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking.

 

Students are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives, with suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives. These include guidelines for discussions regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction.

 

New to this Edition:

 

The Companion Website now features “Audio Senior Views”, audio interviews with a diverse group of adults that reinforce the main topics in each chapter, while infusing the material with the human element that is often lacking in textbooks.

 

New and updated chapter on Research Methods and Issues stresses issues of critical thinking in the classroom.

   

Social Policy boxes bring students into a discussion of current issues that affect a growing older population, as well as their future experience of human aging.

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