Aging and Development: Social and Emotional Perspectives by Peter G. Coleman,Ann O'Hanlon

By Peter G. Coleman,Ann O'Hanlon

The psychology of getting older often focuses upon cognitive adjustments, with a specific specialise in dementia and other kinds of cognitive decline. yet aging is ready greater than easily alterations to the mind and similar well-being concerns. alterations to our social and emotional lives also are highly major as we adapt throughout our lifespan.

The moment version of Aging and improvement is the single textbook to be had that responds to the becoming curiosity in social, own and emotional improvement in older age. very best to counterpoint texts on cognitive switch, the publication presents a holistic developmental standpoint on getting older. It highlights a number of concerns, together with the advance of non-public which means and spirituality, advancements in emotional regulate, makes use of of memory and existence overview, the significance of fit attitudes to getting older, in addition to the upkeep of shut own relationships. It doesn't keep away from the tough problems with past due existence decline, yet illustrates how even in conditions of actual and psychological frailty a favorable experience of self may be created and enhanced.

Fully up-to-date to supply the main state-of-the-art evaluation in this burgeoning subject of curiosity, Aging and improvement includes a word list and record of invaluable web pages either at the research of gerontology and the psychology of getting older. it will likely be crucial studying for all scholars of developmental psychology, in addition to someone both education to paintings or already operating with older humans.


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