Adult development and aging : biopsychosocial perspectives by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Stacey B. Whitbourne

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Stacey B. Whitbourne

Adult improvement and getting older: Biopsychosocial views, fifth Edition incorporates fabric that the authors, Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Stacey B. Whitbourne, think is essential to scholar realizing of this rapidly-developing and interesting box of research. this article specializes in 3 topics: a multidisciplinary procedure, confident photographs of getting older, and the most recent and such a lot suitable learn. a lot of what scholars will learn comes at once from Susan’s lecture room instructing of the Psychology of getting older direction; she keeps to include her daily instructing of the direction into the textual content, which retains the cloth present, clean, and fascinating.

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Stagnation, by contrast, occurs when the individual turns concern and energy inward or solely to others of one’s own age group rather than to the next generation. A person who is high on the quality of stagnation lacks interest or may even go so far as to reject the younger generation. Of course, being a parent is no guarantee of achieving generativity; the crucial component of generativity is concern and care for the people who will follow one’s own generation. Toward the end of adulthood, individuals face psychosocial issues related to aging and facing their mortality, and enter into the stage of Ego Integrity versus Despair.

Ageism is often experienced in the workplace, and although prohibited by law (a topic explored in Chapter 10), older workers are penalized for making mistakes that would not incur the same consequence if made by younger workers (Rupp, Vodanovich, & Crede, 2006). Ironically, aging is the one stereotype that, if you are fortunate enough to survive to old age, you will most likely experience. Unlike the other ‘‘isms,’’ people who hold aging stereotypes will eventually become the target of their negative beliefs as they grow old.

Social factors important to the study of adult development and aging include gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion. 4. The ‘‘graying’’ of the world and the United States is reflected in the sheer numbers of older adults. S. population. Countries around the world will show increases in the over-65 population as well, particularly among developing countries. Implications of these changes will impact the way in which we view later adulthood, as well as prepare for what will happen in your later years.

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