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Social Cognition and Aging - Thomas M. Hess

Social Cognition and Aging

By: Thomas M. Hess (Editor), Fredda Blanchard-Fields (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780123452603
Number Of Pages: 379

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Most of the research done in social cognition has been conducted with younger adults and may not be applicable to a much older population. Social Cognition and Aging provides a snapshot view of research that has been done with older adults or is directly applicable to this population. Focusing on issues of self identity, social interactions, and social perceptions, this book provides a broad overview of how aging affects one's own perceptions and actions as well as how others perceive and interact with the aged. Coverage includes such topics as self-control, memory, resilience, age stereotypes, moral development, and the "art" of living. With contributions from top researchers in both gerontology and psychology, this book is an important reference for academics and professionals alike in personality, cognition, social psychology, adult development, sociology, and gerontology.

"...the present text, Social Cognition and Aging, could not have come at a better time. As the first endeavor to consolidate research in this rapidly growing field, this book gives the reader an integrated overview of research being done in social cognition and aging." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY (2002, Vol. 47, No. 3)

Contributors
Foreword
The Social Cognitive Perspective and the Study of Focus on Self
The Sense of Control and Cognitive Aging: Toward a Model of Mediational Processes
Beliefs About Memory and Aging
Memory Self-Efficacy in Its Social Cognitive Context
Possible Selves in Adulthood: Incorporating Telenomic Relevance into Studies of the Self
Sources of Resilience in the Aging Self: Toward Integrating Perspectives
Autobiographical Memory and Social Cognition: Development of the Remembered Self in Adulthood
Focus on Others
A Social Cognitive Perspective on Age Stereotypes
Age and Memory: Perceptions of Forgetful Young and Older Adults
Social Schematicity and Causal Attributions
Cognitive and Knowledge-Based Influences on Social Representations
Focus on the Social Context
Interactions Between Self and Other
Exploring Cognition in Interactive Situations: The Aging of N + 1 Minds
Moral Development in Maturity: Life-Span Perspectives on the Processes of Successful Aging
The Role of Time in the Setting of Social Goals Across the Life Span
Social Cognition and a Psychological Approach to an Art of Life
Index
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ISBN: 9780123452603
ISBN-10: 0123452600
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 379
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7