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Adult Development and Aging

Adult Development and Aging
Author: John C. Cavanaugh - Fredda Blanchard-Fields
ISBN 13: 9780495601746
ISBN 10: 495601748
Edition: 6
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 640
List Price: $294.95

Written for upper-division undergraduate students, this psychology textbook places adult development and aging into the context of the whole human experience, and introduces the biological, sociocultural, and life-cycle forces and models that form the foundation for studying adult development and aging. The fifth edition adds a closing chapter on demographic trends and social policy. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


This textbook for upper-division undergraduate students covers the stages of adult development and aging including physical, psychological, and social changes. In the introductory section, Cavanaugh (U. of North Carolina, Wilmington) and a new co-author, Blanchard-Fields (psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology) discuss the study of adult development and aging, including research methods. Coverage includes hormone replacement therapy, genetic tests for dementia, memory, intelligence, personality, divorce, remarriage, retirement, death, and bereavement. The fourth edition includes a new chapter on social cognition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)