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Applies Successful Aging to Adult Development Journey of Adulthood, 8/e by Barbara R. Bjorklund discusses the aspects of "successful aging," covering growth and development from emerging adulthood to old age. The author combines new and classic research as well as first person experience of adult development. This title helps students understand the development of adults as they leave adolescence and move through their adult years until the end of life. Comprised of both large longitudinal studies and major theories of adult development as well as smaller studies of diverse groups, students will see the influences of gender, culture, ethnicity, race, and socioeconomics background on this journey.
Barbara R. Bjorklund is an adjunct professor at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida, where she teaches courses in developmental psychology, social psychology, and forensic psychology. She has a Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from the University of Georgia and has published research on a variety of developmental psychology topics, including memory development and eye-witness testimony. She also has worked as a columnist and features writer for Parents Magazine and has authored books on child development. In 2000 she took over the fourth edition of Journey of Adulthood from Helen Bee and has authored each following edition. Parts of these books have been written in Germany, Spain, and New Zealand where Dr. Bjorklund and her husband served as visiting professors. Her interests outside the office include photography and travel. She is co-founder of the Book Club in the Farms, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Dr. Bjorklund is a third generation Floridian and lives in Jupiter Farms, Florida, with her husband, David Bjorklund. They are frequent visitors to their 9 grandchildren living in Florida and Virginia. They are expecting numbers 10 and 11 (twins) in April 2014.
Full Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Adult Development Basic Concepts in Adult Development Sources of Stability A Word about "Age" Setting the Course: Some Guiding Perspectives Developmental Research A Final Word Chapter 2: Physical Changes Theories of Primary Aging Physical Changes During Adulthood Changes in Physical Behavior Individual Differences in Primary Aging Can We "Turn Back the Clock" of Primary Aging? An Overview of the Physical Changes in Adulthood Chapter 3: Health and Health Habits Mortality Rates and Causes of Death Morbidity Rates, Illness, and Disabilities Specific Diseases Mental Disorders Individual Differences in Health Chapter 4: Cognitive Abilities Intelligences Memory Real-World Cognition Individual Differences in Cognitive Change Chapter 5: Social Roles Social Roles and Transitions Gender Roles and Gender Stereotypes Social Roles in Early Adulthood Social Roles in Middle Adulthood Social Roles in Late Adulthood Social Roles in Atypical Families The Effect of Variations in Timing Chapter 6: Social Relationships Theories of Social Relationships Intimate Partnerships in Adulthood Relationships with Other Family Members Friendships in Adulthood Chapter 7: Work and Retirement The Importance of Work in Adulthood Selecting a Career Age Trends in Work Experience Work and Personal Life Retirements A Concluding Note Chapter 8: Personality Personality Structures Theories of Personality Development Chapter 9: The Quest for Meaning Why a Chapter on the Quest for Meaning The Study of Age-Related Changes in Meaning Systems Theories of Spiritual Development Integrating Meaning and Personality: A Preliminary Theoretical Synthesis The Process of Transition Commentary and Conclusions Chapter 10: Stress, Coping, and Resistance Stress, Stressors, and Stress Reactions Types of Stress Effects of Stress Coping with Stress Resilience Chapter 11: Death and Bereavement Achieving an Understanding of Death The Process of Death After Death Occurs: Rituals and Grieving Lying and Dying: A Final Word Chapter 12: The Successful Journey Themes of Adult Development Variations in Successful Adult Developmen
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