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Aging and Development : Social and Emotional Perspectives (Hardcover) (Peter Coleman)
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The psychology of ageing usually focuses upon cognitive changes, with a particular focus on dementia and other forms of cognitive decline. But getting older is about more than simply changes to the brain and related health issues. Changes to our social and emotional lives are also hugely significant as we adapt across our lifespan.
The second editionn of Ageing and Development is the only textbook available that responds to the growing interest in social, personal and emotional development in older age. Ideally suited to complement texts on cognitive change, the book provides a holistic developmental perspective on ageing. It highlights a range of issues, including the development of personal meaning and spirituality, the development of emotional control, how creativity can evolve, as well as our changing relationships with social phenomena such as technology and institutional care.
Fully updated to provide the most cutting-edge overview on this burgeoning topic of interest, Ageing and Development includes end of chapter further reading and questions for discussion. It will be essential reading for all students of Developmental Psychology, as well as anyone either training to work or already working with older people.