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Author Whitbourne, Susan Krauss
Title The Aging Individual : Physical and Psychological Perspectives, 2nd Edition
Imprint New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2002
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Edition 2nd ed
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Models of Identity and the Aging Process -- 2 Who Are the Aged? -- 3 How Aging Is Studied -- 4 Aging of Appearance and Mobility -- 5 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems -- 6 Physiological Control Systems I: Digestive, Excretory, and Endocrine Systems -- 7 Physiological Control Systems II: Reproductive, Autonomic, and Immune Systems -- 8 Dementia and Normal Age Changes in the Brain -- 9 Chronic Diseases and Health -- 10 Sensory and Perceptual Processes -- 11 Concluding Observations: Identity and the Biopsychosocial Perspective Revisited -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, Whitbourneís identity process model serves to integrate the physiological with a psychological perspective. The effects of physical changes on the individual are examined in terms of identity, as well as the impact of identity on the interpretation of these changes. The preventive and compensatory steps that indiviuduals can take to offset the aging process are explored as well. As with the first edition, a major strength of this text is the authorís illumination of complex biological concepts in a clear and accessible style. The Second Edition includes new material focusing on demographic statistics, chronic diseases, the biopsychosocial perspective, and succesful aging. This edition also features new charts, tables, and figures to highlight the text. This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and social work
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Whitbourne, Susan Krauss The Aging Individual : Physical and Psychological Perspectives, 2nd Edition New York : Springer Publishing Company,c2002 9780826193612
Subject Aging -- Psychological aspects.;Older people -- Psychology
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