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Adult Development and Aging, 1st Edition

  • John C. Cavanaugh
  • Fredda Blanchard-Fields
  • Joan Norris
  • ISBN-10: 017640810X
  • ISBN-13: 9780176408107
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2008 Published
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Written within a biopsychosocial framework, Cavanaugh et al covers the specific ages-stages of adult development and aging. In its unparalleled coverage of current research and theory, the authors draw clear connections between research and application. The book's focus on positive aging and the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguish it from its competitors. This edition features more real-world examples and new research trends.

About the Author

John C. Cavanaugh

John C. Cavanaugh is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Cavanaugh is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Gerontological Society of America, and has served as president of the Adult Development and Aging Division (Division 20) of the APA. Cavanaugh has also written (with the late Fredda Blanchard-Fields) ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING. His research interests in gerontology concern family caregiving as well as the role of beliefs in older adults' cognitive performance.

Fredda Blanchard-Fields

Fredda Blanchard-Fields, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the department at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include social cognition in adulthood and aging as well as everyday problem solving and emotion regulation from adolescence through older adulthood. She has been published in Psychology and Aging, Developmental Psychology, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and other journals. She is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Research and Child Development, and the Psychonomics Society.

Joan Norris

Joan E. Norris is Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She has studied and taught adult development for nearly 30 years and has published widely in the field, including co-authoring two books, Among Generations: The Cycle of Adult Relationships and The Social Psychology of Aging: A Cognitive Perspective. She has a special interest in mental health and aging and is a Registered Psychologist with the Ontario College of Psychologists. Joan has served as Psychology Editor for the Canadian Journal on Aging and chaired the adult development and aging section of the Canadian Psychological Association. She is currently a member of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Her research on family relationships and socialization has been funded generously by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Health Canada, and the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre. Joan is very proud to have supervised 25 graduate students and taught courses in adult development and aging to more than 2000 undergraduate students.


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