Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

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In this second edition of Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives, Susan Krauss Whitbourne makes an important contribution to the educational mission of the field by providing accurate and current information and a positive perspective on the years of adulthood and old age. Whitbourne explores the art of successful aging, focusing on how individuals can take an active role in the aging process and make it a rewarding developmental period, filled with vitality and creativity.
Now revised with substantially updated references and recent findings, the second edition combines both research and applied perspectives, and integrates information from the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial perspectives as they relate to the middle and later years of adulthood. The text presents a complete picture of the aging process, with enough information on both adulthood and later adulthood to allow instructors to alter their emphasis according to the needs and interests of students.

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Discover the art of successful aging!

In this fully updated Second Edition, leading aging expert Susan Krauss Whitbourne explores the art of successful aging, focusing on how individuals can take an active role in their aging processes and make it a rewarding developmental period, filled with vitality and creativity. This Second Edition is revised with substantially updated references, as well as recent findings on hormone replacement therapy, new information on Alzheimer’s disease, and new research on the role of obesity in heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Presenting a complete picture of the aging process, the text addresses the biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of adult development in one integrated framework.

Whitbourne’s fresh and highly engaging approach enables you to:

  • Explore current research and biopsychosocial issues that cut across disciplinary lines
  • Find out where the field is heading
  • Think critically about issues related to aging
  • Learn about leading researchers studying adult development
  • Promote successful aging through compensative and preventative strategies
  • Assess your attitudes toward and knowledge of key topics 

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was recognized for her teaching with the University Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001. Author of 14 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, she is regarded as an expert in the field of personality development in adulthood and old age. In 2003, Professor Whitbourne received the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Master Mentor Award and the Gerontological Society of America Behavioral and Social Sciences Distinguished Mentorship Award. She is a past president of Division 20 of the APA, and is currently the Division 20 Representative to the APA council.

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