Midlife Myths: Issues, Findings, and Practice Implications (SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services)

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This volume separates myth from reality by providing factual knowledge about some of the most pertinent, and perplexing, midlife issues. The editors identify prominent areas of midlife associated with negative images, including physical status, cognitive structures and intelligence, mental health and personal development, social context of marriage and family, and personal development and social responsibility. Contributors examine widely held beliefs in these areas in the context of research findings that dispel or challenge them with alternative perspectives. The discussions thus encourage a more balanced view of midlife that recognizes the potential for continued growth and satisfaction in midlife and contribute to a more realistic prepa

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Martin Sundel is the director of Clinical Services for Sun Family Care, a company
that provides care management and counseling to older adults. He was the Dulak
Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington and also served on
the faculties of the University of Michigan, the University of Louisville, and Florida
International University. He holds a PhD in social work and psychology from the
University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of
Community Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a Charter Clinical Fellow
of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society and has been recognized as a pioneer
in introducing behavior therapy in Latin America. He has published extensively on
the application of behavioral science knowledge to the helping professions. An avid
table tennis player, he has won three national championships and silver and bronze
medals in international tournaments.

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