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The Psychology of Later Life - A Contextual Perspective

The Psychology of Later Life - A Contextual Perspective
The Psychology of Later Life - A Contextual Perspective
  • Author: Diehl
  • ISBN: 9781433831652
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Pages: 275
  • Dimensions: 254 x 178
  • Year Published: 2020
Ex Tax: 76.42€

Renowned experts in adult development and aging, Manfred Diehl and HansWerner Wahl synthesize decades of psychological research into a comprehensive volume that considers later life in the context of lifespan development, social and physical environmental factors, and historicalcultural influences. In so doing, they review important research on cognitive functioning, behavioral processes, personality and identity development, and overall wellbeing in middle to lateadulthood.

Diehl and Wahl's framework helps readers better understand that the development process is influenced by many facets and can take many different trajectories. Through this contextualized perspective, they examine the influence that previous life experiences, beginning in early childhood, can have on the aging process in older adults. This includes social relations, technological developments, societal perspectives on aging, and education. The authors also examine the challenges and opportunities of aging, using a strengthsbased approach to promote a diverse, nuanced understanding on successful, healthy aging.

Chapters also conclude with dialogues from other experts in the field, offering multiple different perspectives on the research.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Adult Development and Aging Embedded in Contexts
  • Chapter 2. Normal Cognitive Development and Competencies in Everyday Life
  • Chapter 3. Personality, Self, and Identity in Adulthood and Aging
  • Chapter 4. Motivation, Emotion, and Well-Being in Later Life
  • Chapter 5. Subjective Awareness of Aging Processes and Self-Perceptions of Aging
  • Chapter 6. Risks and Potentials of Adult Development and Aging: Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities of Successful Aging
  • Chapter 7. Potential of Behavioral Interventions in Adult Development and Aging
  • Chapter 8. Placing Behavioral Aging Research in Context: A Critical Review and Remaining Challenges
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Authors

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