Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives

Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives
Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • 3. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 30. Oktober 2017
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 430 Seiten
978-0-8261-3404-2 (ISBN)
Uniquely bridging a gap in the gerontology literature between the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, the second edition of this interdisciplinary text provides key updates on an abundance of cutting edge research, expands information on diversity issues in aging, and examines in greater depth the physiology of aging, theories of biological aging, and methodological issues. Instructors will also welcome the addition of an Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides.Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and invigorated by the addition of new coauthors, the text integrates findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. Included is key information on age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population worldwide, aging theories, and how to promote optimal aging. From a psychosocial perspective, the book examines mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. Also included is crucial information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to aging research, promising new trends in gerotechnology, Green Houses, and information on health promotion programs. Real life examples throughout the text help students to understand practical applications of the material.New to the Third Edition:Abundant new cutting-edge researchExpands information on diversity issuesUpdated theories of biological aging: microRNA, proteasomes, and gut microsomesPsychology of aging: how variability in responses to stress affect health and mortality, Blue ZonesAging and public policy: How the recent recession has affected poverty rates resulting in increases in mortality among poor, middle-aged whitesGerontechnology: The "internet of things," assistive devices, and the potential of robotsIncludes the research of new authorsInstructor's Manual and PowerPoint slidesKey Features:Integrates cutting-edge information on biological and psychosocial aspects of agingExamines age-related changes, disease-related processes, aging theories, and how to promote optimal agingEncompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later yearsProvides information on aging-related longitudinal design and statisticsCovers promising new trends such as gerontechnology and Green Houses
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Höhe: 260 mm
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  • Breite: 184 mm
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  • Dicke: 24 mm
  • 757 gr
978-0-8261-3404-2 (9780826134042)
0826134041 (0826134041)
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Carolyn M. Aldwin, PhD, is the Jo Anne Leonard Endowed Director, Center for Healthy Aging Research; Director of the Gerontology Program; and Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences, School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, as well as both Divisions 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She received the Developmental Health Psychology Award from these divisions, and is a former president of Division 20. Dr. Aldwin has authored or edited six books, including Stress, Coping, and Development, Second Edition, Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging, and Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Second Edition (Springer Publishing). She has authored or co-authored 124 other publications on stress, stress-related growth, coping, health, and optimal aging, as well as the long-term effects of military service on health outcomes in later life, and was Editor for Research in Human Development. She currently has funding from the National Institute on Aging.Heidi Igarashi, PhD, recently received her doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Her work focuses on the intersection of resilience, optimal aging, and wisdom; specifically, how individuals navigate and negotiate their social environments during everyday life, as well as critical life events. This research interest emerges from 26 years as a mental health counselor. Dr. Igarashi has authored and co-authored professional journal articles and book chapters on stress, coping, resilience, optimal aging, and intergenerational relationships in adulthood. She also serves on the Board of Directors of an adult day service in an effort to support community-based approaches that facilitate resilient aging in both caregivers and care recipients.Diane Fox Gilmer, PhD, was most recently a lecturer and post-graduate researcher in the Department of Human and Community Development, University of California, Davis, and is now retired. She is certified as an Adult Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked extensively with older adults. In addition to authoring many professional journal articles, Dr. Gilmer is a co-author with Dr. Aldwin on Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging First Edition (2004) and Second Edition (2013).Michael R. Levenson, PhD is Research Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences, School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. He studies exceptional adult development, both positive (e.g., wisdom and spirituality) and negative (e.g., psychopathy). He has also studied age, cohort, and period effects in the use of alcohol, as well as the effects of personality on health. He has over sixty publications.
Foreword xiPreface to the Third EditionPreface to the Second Edition xiiiAcknowledgments xvii<1. Introduction and Basic Concepts in AgingSECTION I. DEMOGRAPHIC, THEORETICAL, AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES2. Demography of Aging3. Theories of Aging4. Understanding Change in Aging ResearchSECTION II. AGING OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS5. Aging of the Skin and Musculoskeletal System6. Aging of the Internal Organ Systems7. Aging of the Sensory and Nervous Systems8. Aging of the Endocrine and Immune Systems9. Functional Health, Health Promotion, and Quality of LifeSECTION III. PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING PHYSICAL HEALTH10. The Interface Between Physical and Mental Health11. Stress, Coping, and Health12. Social Support, Health, and AgingSECTION IV. PRACTICAL AND CLINICAL ASPECTS OF AGING13. Aging in the Sociostructural Context14. What Is Optimal Aging?Index

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