ERIC Number: ED371165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Adulthood and Aging.
Thomas, Jeanne L.
This textbook is designed to introduce undergraduates to the scientific study of aging in adults. Among the topics covered in the book's 15 chapters are: approaches to the study of adult development and aging (research methodology and related issues, a life-span perspective, ethical issues); theories in the study of adult development (models of development); changes in physical functioning throughout adulthood (changes in physical appearance, aging of major organs, longevity); health and health care throughout adulthood (general influences of physical health, health changes, health care); basic cognitive processes (age-related changes in sensation and perception, basic cognitive functioning, interventions); intelligence, wisdom, and creativity (views and psychometric studies of adult intelligence); learning and memory throughout adulthood (age differences in memory performance, education throughout adulthood); personality change and stability (personality measurement and psychometric research; psychopathology and psychotherapy: mental health problems in old age; love and marriage throughout adulthood; relationships between generations: affection and interaction; and death and dying. Each chapter includes a summary, list of key terms, and suggestions for further reading. Appended is information on statistical tools commonly used in development research. The bibliography lists 1,072 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Adults, Age Differences, Aging (Individuals), Career Choice, Career Development, Citizen Participation, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Creativity, Death, Developmental Stages, Employment, Family Relationship, Health, Health Services, Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Intelligence, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Theories, Marriage, Memory, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Personality Development, Personality Theories, Psychological Studies, Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Research Methodology, Retirement, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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