Psychology of Aging

Editor/Author Yochim, Brian
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Single-User Purchase Price: $90.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $135.00
ISBN: 978-0-82-613728-9
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 29
Book Status: Available
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This text offers a comprehensive, in-depth chronicle of issues surrounding the psychology of aging emphasizing psychology, with a foundation in the biology, and an expansion into the sociological aspects of aging.

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Table of Contents

    • Contributors
    • Foreword by Michele J. Karel, PhD, ABPP
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • SECTION I Introduction
    • 1 Introduction to the Psychology of Aging - Brian P. Yochim
    • Defining Older Adults
    • International and U.S. Statistics on Aging
    • Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population
    • Generational Influences: Baby Boomers
    • Wealth of the Baby Boomers
    • History and Theory of the Psychology of Aging
    • Erik Erikson
    • Paul Baltes: Selective Optimization With Compensation
    • Development of the Professional Field
    • Training Resources
    • Research Methods in the Psychology of Aging
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • SECTION II Biological Underpinnings of Aging
    • 2 Biological Theories of Aging - Brian P. Yochim
    • Telomeres
    • Free Radicals and Aging
    • Caloric Restriction
    • Genetics of Aging
    • Apolipoprotein E (APOE)
    • Catechol-o-Methyltransferase (COMT)
    • Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)
    • Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ (PPARγ)
    • Kidney and Brain Expressed Protein (KIBRA)
    • Genes Related to Insulin-Like Growth Factor
    • Challenges in Research on Genetics Related to Aging
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 3 The Aging Body and Age-Related Health Conditions - J. Kaci Fairchild, Kari A. Haws, and Christie Mead
    • The Integumentary System
    • Structure of the Integumentary System
    • Age-Related Changes to Physiology of the Integumentary System
    • Common Disorders of the Integumentary System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Musculoskeletal System
    • Common Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
    • The Nervous System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Nervous System
    • Common Disorders of the Nervous System
    • The Cardiovascular System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
    • Common Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
    • The Immune System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Immune System
    • Common Disorders of the Immune System
    • The Respiratory System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Respiratory System
    • Common Disorders of the Respiratory System
    • The Endocrine System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Endocrine System
    • Common Disorders of the Endocrine System
    • The Urinary System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Urinary System
    • Common Disorders of the Urinary System
    • The Reproductive System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Reproductive System
    • Common Disorders of the Reproductive System
    • The Digestive System
    • Age-Related Changes to the Physiology of the Digestive System
    • Common Disorders of the Digestive System
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 4 Changes to the Brain: Methods of Investigation, Aging, and Neuroplasticity - Tyler A. Rickards, Juliana Baldo, and Brian P. Yochim
    • Part 1: Methods of Investigating Age-Related Changes to the Brain
    • Part 2: Changes That Occur to the Brain With Typical Aging
    • Part 3: Neuroplasticity
    • A Brief History of Neuroplasticity
    • On Naming: The Plasticity of the Term “Neuroplasticity”
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • SECTION III Psychological Components of Aging
    • 5 Personality and Emotional Development - Erin L. Woodhead
    • Personality Development
    • Overview of Personality Theories
    • Overarching Model of Personality Development
    • Longitudinal Studies of Personality Change in Adulthood
    • Emotional Functioning in Late Life
    • Age and Emotional Well-Being
    • Attention to Positive and Negative Stimuli
    • Age-Related Differences in Emotion Regulation
    • Models of Emotional Functioning in Late Life
    • Keys to Happy Aging
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 6 Mental Health and Aging - Erin L. Woodhead, Preston Brown, and Victor Kwan
    • Use of Mental Health Services by Older Adults
    • Access to Mental Health Care
    • Beliefs About Mental Health Care
    • Stigma
    • Diagnosing Mental Health Conditions Among Older Adults
    • Mood Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Personality Disorders
    • Suicidality
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Sleep
    • Schizophrenia
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Assessment of Mental Health Conditions Among Older Adults
    • The CES-D
    • The Geriatric Depression Scale
    • The PHQ-9
    • The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia
    • Empirically Supported Treatments for Older Adults
    • Mood Disorders and Suicidality
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Personality Disorders
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Schizophrenia
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 7 Cognition and Aging - Spring F. Johnson, Kyrstle Barrera, and Brian P. Yochim
    • Basic Cognitive Functioning
    • Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized
    • Intelligence: Multiple Components
    • Seattle Longitudinal Study
    • Attention
    • Processing Speed
    • Language
    • Visuospatial Skills
    • Memory
    • Executive Functioning
    • Potential Functional Consequences of Cognitive Changes With Aging
    • Driving
    • Mandatory Retirement Ages
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 8 Cognitive Reserve and Cognitive Interventions - Nicholas T. Bott and Maya Yutsis
    • The Concept of Cognitive Reserve
    • Working Definition(s)
    • History and Significance
    • Neuropsychological Proxy of CR
    • Proxies of CR
    • CR and Cognitive Debt
    • Epidemiologic Evidence for CR
    • Effects of CR on Disease Course
    • Neuroanatomical Correlates of Cognitive Research
    • Hemispheric Asymmetry Reduction in Older Adults (HAROLD)
    • Scaffolding Theory of Aging and Cognition (STAC)
    • Imaging and CR
    • Cognitive Interventions as Mediators of CR
    • History of Cognitive Interventions for Older Adults
    • Cognitive Interventions as Primary Prevention
    • Cognitive Interventions as Secondary Prevention
    • Cognitive Interventions in Dementia
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 9 Neurocognitive Disorders in Late Life - Brian P. Yochim
    • Delirium
    • Neurocognitive Disorders: Diagnostic Terminology
    • Prevalence of Dementia
    • Causes of Neurocognitive Disorders
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Lewy Body Disease
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Vascular Disease
    • Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Alcohol-Related Dementia
    • Other Causes of Neurocognitive Disorders
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 10 Relationships, Families, and Aging: Changes in Roles With Aging - Rachel L. Rodriguez and J. W. Terri Huh
    • Nuptial and Relationship Status: Prevalence and Demographics
    • Effects of Nuptial and Relationship Status on Physical and Psychological Health
    • Marital Quality and the Effects of Marriage on Physical and Psychological Health
    • When Marriage Ends: Impact on Health and Psychological Outcomes
    • Cohabitation
    • Other Significant Relationships in Late Life
    • Living Arrangements
    • Caregiving Patterns and Outcomes
    • General Trends in Caregiving
    • Physical, Psychological, and Emotional Impacts of Caregiving
    • Adult Children as Caregivers
    • Older Adults as Caregivers
    • Grandparents as Custodial Caregivers
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 11 Aging, Work, and Retirement - Harvey L. Sterns and Cynthia McQuown
    • Defining Work
    • Ageism
    • The Adult and Older Adult Workforce
    • History of Retirement
    • What Is Retirement?
    • Retirement Patterns and Options
    • Factors Related to the Decision to Retire
    • Role of Health
    • Role of Finances
    • Retirement Planning
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • SECTION IV Social Aspects of Aging
    • 12 Death and the Dying Process, Bereavement, and Widowhood - Andrea June and Meghan A. Marty
    • Dying in America Today
    • Definition and Causes of Death
    • Institutionalization of Death
    • Death Trajectories
    • Active Dying
    • Attitudes Toward Death
    • Advance Care Planning
    • Palliative and Hospice Care
    • Hastening Death Policies
    • Bereavement
    • Definitions of Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning
    • Common Reactions to Bereavement
    • Bereavement and Mental Health Disorders
    • Complex Bereavement
    • Theoretical Models of Adjustment to Bereavement
    • Intervention for Bereaved Individuals
    • Late-Life Spousal Loss
    • General Characteristics
    • Impact of Spousal Loss on Partner Mortality
    • Impact of Gender and Age
    • Bereavement After Caregiving
    • Same-Sex Partner Loss
    • Other Relationship Losses
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 13 Cultural Differences in Aging Experiences of Ethnic and Sexual Minority Older Adults - Kimberly E. Hiroto and Sarah J. Yarry
    • Ethnic Minority Older Adults
    • Cohort Effects
    • Health Disparities and Cultural Stressors
    • Resiliency and Growth
    • Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults
    • Cohort Effects
    • Health Disparities and Cultural Stressors
    • Resiliency and Growth
    • Intersectionality
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References
    • 14 Aging and the Legal System - Sheri Gibson and Magdalene Lim
    • Ethical Competencies in Geropsychology
    • Advance Care Planning for Older Adults
    • Ethics in Long-Term Care
    • Foundational Ethics of Decision Making
    • Autonomy and Surrogate Decision Making
    • Elder Mistreatment, Neglect, and Exploitation
    • Respecting Cultural Differences in Cases of Elder Abuse
    • Ethics in Research
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions
    • References