Recent Advances in Psychology and Aging
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Recent Advances in Psychology and Aging by Paul T. Costa, Jr.
Book Description"Recent Events in the Psychology of Aging" documents the successful integration of aging into the mainstream of psychology. Leading psychologists present overviews of the key issues and research findings on mainstream topics. These include cognitive neuroscience, visual attention, learning, memory and cognition, as well as personality and happiness. The intersection of aging content with mainstream psychology is also prominent in the areas of emotions, personality, and social psychology as seen in the chapters on subjective well-being, emotional development, self-esteem and personality trajectories. The seven chapters of this book offer information on such topics as: the seven sins of memory, categorizing the common breakdowns of memory in everyday life and the special breakdown of sins that increase with aging; and, problems with attention and learning. It offers answers to questions such as: do emotions get blunted with age; do older people focus more on positive feelings; and, the age old question of whether older people are happier than younger people is given in the chapter on the evolving concept of subjective well-being and the multifaceted nature of happiness. Questions about what occurs to one's self-esteem and personality are also masterfully discussed and the answers may be surprising. The concluding seventh chapter provides a cultural lens on the biopsychosocial study of aging.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444514950
(245mm x 171mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul T. Costa, Jr.
Personality in Adulthood, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Paul T. Costa, Jr.
A text for advanced students and a reference for researchers and clinicians. This work examines how dispositions or traits, affect the process of aging and shape each individual's life course. It offers an introduction to the Five-Factor Model of personality, and looks at the contribution of this model, to the development of theory of personality.
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