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Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology - Vol 15 : Volume 15 - Costa

Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology - Vol 15

Volume 15

By: Costa

Hardcover Published: 24th December 2003
ISBN: 9780444514950
Number Of Pages: 268

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"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; problems with attention and learning; and 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.

Recent advances in psychology and aging: Introduction
Aging and the seven sins of memory
Age-related changes in visual attention
Studies of aging, hypertension and cognitive functioning: With contributions from the Maine-Syracuse Study
A life-span view of emotional functioning in adulthood and old age
Personality and self-esteem development across the life span
The evolving concept of subjective well-being: The multifaceted nature of happiness
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ISBN: 9780444514950
ISBN-10: 0444514953
Series: Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 24th December 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 17.02  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.66

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