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Silver Linings:: What Five Ninety-Something Women Taught Me About Positive Aging

by Peggy Brown Bonsee

Role models are not just for the young. Professional life coach Peggy Bonsee believes they are just as important in later years as when we start out in life. This book profiles five "golden ladies" who inspired...


Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span

by Manfred Diehl, Karen Hooker & Martin J. Sliwinski

Intraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of...


End-of-Life Issues, Grief, and Bereavement: What Clinicians Need to Know

by Sara Honn Qualls & Julia E. Kasl-Godley

A practical overview of clinical issues related to end-of-lifecare, including grief and bereavement

The needs of individuals with life-limiting or terminal illnessand those caring for them are well documented....


Rereading Personal Narrative and Life Course: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 145

by Brian Schiff

This volume reflects on the place of narrative interpretation in life course developmental theory. Featuring exciting chapters by the leading figures in narrative psychology, it provides insights on the narrative...


Great Myths of Aging

by Joan T. Erber & Lenore T. Szuchman

Great Myths of Aging looks at the generalizations and stereotypes associated with older people and, with a blend of humor and cutting-edge research, dispels those common myths.

 

  • Reader-friendly structure...


Foreign Accent Syndromes: The stories people have to tell

by Jack Ryalls & Nick Miller

What does it feel like to wake up one day speaking with a foreign accent from a country one has never visited?

Why does someone wake up doing this?

This book seeks to portray the broad and diverse experiences...


Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults: Evidence for Practice

by Carla Martins

The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact...


Working Memory and Ageing

by Robert H. Logie & Robin G. Morris

The rapid growth in the numbers of older people worldwide has led to an equally rapid growth in research on the changes across age in cognitive function, including the processes of moment to moment cognition...


The Baby Boomers Grow Up: Contemporary Perspectives on Midlife

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne & Sherry L. Willis

The goal of this volume is to examine development in middle age from the perspective of baby boomers -- a unique cohort in the United States defined as those individuals born from 1946 to 1962. This is the largest...


Family, Self, and Society: Toward A New Agenda for Family Research

by Philip A. Cowan, Dorothy Field & Donald A. Hansen

Any agenda for family research in the 1990s must take seriously a contextual approach to the study of family relationships. The editors and contributors to this volume believe that the richness in family studies...


Child Care in the 1990s: Trends and Consequences

by Alan Booth

Bringing together professionals from sociology, economics, psychology, and family studies, this volume presents papers from a symposium on child care that sought answers to each of the four questions listed...


An Ecological Approach To the Study of Child Care: Family Day Care in Israel

by Miriam K. Rosenthal

A new type of childhood is experienced these days by many children in industrial societies that provide child care services. The studies summarized in this book stem from a conceptual model based on an ecological...


Heart of Development, V. 1: Early and Middle Childhood

by Gordon Wheeler & Mark McConville

In these groundbreaking new collections, the reader will find an exciting, boad-ranging selection of work showing an array of applications of the Gestalt model to working with children, adolescents, and their...


Stepfamilies: Who Benefits? Who Does Not?

by Alan Booth, Judy Dunn & Judith F. Dunn

Stepfamilies represent an increasing number of American households and shape the upbringing of countless stepchildren. Despite their prominence in society, our knowledge about these families is very limited....


Families, Risk, and Competence

by Michael Lewis & Candice Feiring

The problems of studying families arise from the difficulty in studying systems where there are multiple elements interacting with each other and with the child. How should this system be described? Still other...


Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on...


Aging and Skilled Performance: Advances in Theory and Applications

by Wendy A. Rogers, Arthur D. Fisk & Neff Walker

The term "skill" encompasses an array of topics and issues. For example, individuals are skilled in a variety of domains such as chess, typing, air traffic control, or knitting; researchers study skill in a...


The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach

by Alan Carr & Muireann McNulty

The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology provides a reliable source of guidance on the full range of issues associated with conducting evidence based practice in adult mental health. Topics covered include:...


They're Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents' Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy

by Francine Russo

Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp of one of the most important transitions in your life—and the life of your...


Memory Improved: Reading and Memory Enhancement Across the Life Span Through Strategic Text Structures

by Bonnie J.F. Meyer, Carole J. Young & Brendan J. Bartlett

This unique text presents a systematic study of a proven method for increasing the memory and reading comprehension of older adults by using a program based on discourse processing. The program facilitates the...