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Women Growing Older : Psychological Perspectives - Barbara F. Turner

Women Growing Older

Psychological Perspectives

By: Barbara F. Turner (Editor), Lillian E. Troll (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 1993
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How women decide to balance work, marriage and motherhood; what happens as they age as a result of their decisions; and gender stereotypes of young, middle-aged and older women are among the topics examined in this volume. Relating research on older women to theoretical and conceptual developments in the psychology of adult development and ageing, contributions also include a life-span approach to attachment theory.



In addition, a penetrating historical analysis of cultural images of the nature of cognition, mind and creativity is presented, and gender identity continuity and change in midlife explored. The social convey and support-efficacy models are also used to describe causal mechanisms through which social relations and gender differences in social relations may develop.

Introduction
Women's Goal Orientations Across the Life Cycle
Findings from the Terman Study of the Gifted
The Social Clock Project in Middle Age
Social Cognition and Gender Stereotypes for Women Varying in Age and Race
Women's Creativity and Images of Gender
Family Connectedness of Old Women
Attachments in Later Life
The Relevance of Psychodynamic Theories for Understanding Gender Among Older Women
A Life-Span View of Women's Social Relations
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ISBN: 9780803939875
ISBN-10: 0803939876
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 1st December 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.12  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.42