Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition by K Warner Schaie, Sherry Willis

By K Warner Schaie, Sherry Willis

Handbook of the Psychology of getting older, 8th version, tackles the organic and environmental impacts on habit in addition to the reciprocal interface among adjustments within the mind and behaviour in the course of the process the grownup lifestyles span.

The psychology of getting older is necessary to many gains of way of life, from office and the family members, to public coverage concerns. it's complicated, and new questions are consistently raised approximately how habit alterations with age.

Providing views at the behavioral technology of getting older for varied disciplines, the guide explains how the function of habit is geared up and the way it alterations over the years. in addition to parallel advances in study technique, it explicates in nice aspect styles and sub-patterns of habit over the lifespan, and the way they're plagued by organic, well-being, and social interactions.

New themes to the 8th version contain preclinical neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in grownup getting older, cognitive interventions and neural approaches, social interrelations, age changes within the connection of temper and cognition, cross-cultural concerns, monetary decision-making and skill, expertise, gaming, social networking, and extra.

  • Tackles the organic and environmental affects on habit in addition to the reciprocal interface among adjustments within the mind and behaviour throughout the process the grownup existence span
  • Covers the major parts in mental gerontology learn in a single volume
  • Explains how the position of habit is prepared and the way it alterations over time
  • Completely revised from the former edition
  • New bankruptcy on gender and getting older process

Show description

Read or Download Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition PDF

Best developmental psychology books

The self-conscious emotions: theory and research

Well timed and authoritative, this quantity studies the breadth of present wisdom at the self-conscious feelings and their function in mental and social functioning. top investigators procedure the topic from a number of degrees of study, starting from simple mind mechanisms to complicated social approaches.

Psychology Of Childhood

The purpose of this ebook is to function an advent to scholars and execs who require an realizing of developmental psychology, yet who've no history wisdom. The textual content outlines a number of the major components of developmental psychology, and as such, seeks to supply a large review of latest curiosity within the topic.

Child Language

Contains 17 papers provided on the baby Language Seminar, Bangor 1994, with contributions in parts as assorted as bilingual improvement, phonological issues, signal language improvement, and the language of Down's syndrome young children.

Extra resources for Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition

Sample text

2009). The age-as-time parameterization estimates within-person change as a function of chronological age. However, as mentioned in the preceding section, such an approach not only assumes age convergence, but may also fail to capture important sources of heterogeneity. Variance due to underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, for example, may be misattributed to chronological I. CONCEPTS, THEORY, METHODS Modeling Change in Studies of Aging age (Spiro & Brady, 2008). Additionally, using age-as-time can reveal complex non-linear trends that potentially reflect cross-sectional mean differences introduced by heterogeneity in age at baseline (Hofer & Sliwinski, 2001).

CONCEPTS, THEORY, METHODS RESEARCH DESIGNS AND SAMPLING CONSIDERATIONS Hofer & Sliwinski, 2001). This bias introduced in cross-sectional studies due to population mean confounds is particularly troubling for hypotheses and theories predicated largely upon cross-sectional data. For example, evidence from cross-sectional studies consistently provided strong support for the processing speed hypothesis (Salthouse, 1996), indicating that age-related differences in higher order cognitive function could be explained by age-related decreases in processing speed.

Further, both the multilevel and LGC approaches yield parameter estimates using FIML based upon all available information, assuming that missing data are MAR. The mutlilevel and LGC approaches are similar in that both provide estimates of individual differences and change in performance, and indeed can be structured to be equivalent and to yield identical estimates (Curran, 2003; Ghisletta & Lindenberger, 2004). However, important differences should also be noted. For example, time is treated differently between the multilevel and LGC models, introduced as a level 1 predictor yielding a fixed effect in the former case, and incorporated into the model via the factor loadings for the latent slope variable for the latter.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.18 of 5 – based on 44 votes