Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Biopsychosocial Approaches to Longevity Volume 27
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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics by Leonard W. Poon
Book DescriptionThis "Annual Review" thoroughly examines current longevity issues in the fields of biology, behavioral and social sciences, and contemporary methodology. With a wide range of contributors, the volume takes on a multidisciplinary perspective, accounting for the complex interplay of the varying factors that affect different aspects of longevity.The Biology section analyzes topics such as how genetics and environmental influences factor into the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases.The Behavioral and social science section brings to light data not very well known to the research community concerning individual personality characteristics in old age and to what extent they help to explain optimal adjustment in very late life.The Methodology section incorporates a number of well established studies, and contributors show how these studies can be compared to determine reproducibility, biologic, behavioral, social, and cross ethnic/cultural implications of their findings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826115379
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard W. Poon
Understanding Well-Being in the Oldest Old, Hardback (April 2011)
Examines both novel and traditional paradigms that could extend our knowledge and understanding of the well-being of the oldest old.
Successful Aging and Adaptations with Chronic Diseases, Hardback (May 2003)
Reviews information about how older adults successfully experience the aging process and how they feel about and live with chronic illnesses. Questions considered include: How do older adults approach and deal with everyday-life when affected by multiple health problems? And more.
Everyday Cognition in Adulthood and Late Life, Paperback (January 1992)» View all books by Leonard W. Poon
The authors present relevant data that open up new directions for those studying cognitive aging.
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