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The Psychology of Ageing

From Mind to Society

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 336
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Paperback - 9780230337213

30 December 2013

$52.99

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Ebook - 9781137368447

16 September 2017

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We live in an ageing society. From dementia and depression, to the everyday changes that affect our capacity to make decisions, psychologists are tackling the daily challenges faced by individuals and society as a whole....

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We live in an ageing society. From dementia and depression, to the everyday changes that affect our capacity to make decisions, psychologists are tackling the daily challenges faced by individuals and society as a whole. What types of questions are being investigated by psychologists today? What are the emerging areas that will be explored by researchers tomorrow?The Psychology of Ageing- Guides you through the latest theories and research in ageing, covering both biological and cognitive changes- Discusses neuropsychological assessment- Provides a detailed account of neurodevelopmental disorders- Considers the role psychological research can play in attempting to address cognitive decline- Features topical issues and examples which apply theory to real lifeProviding an authoritative account of how age influences the way we think and behave as we grow older, this is essential reading for all those studying lifespan development, cognitive psychology and health psychology.

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Offers more of a focus on the effects of ageing on cognition, an area the more general textbooks deal with only in brief
Written for an undergraduate audience and so more accessible than the highlevel monographs on cognition and ageing

A growing area of psychological research

1. Introduction
2. Biological Changes
3. Basic Cognitive Processes
4. Short-Term Memory
5. Long-Term Memory
6. Metacognition
7. Everyday Functioning
8. Assessment of Cognitive Function
9. Personality, Intelligence and Individual Differences
10. Adjusting to Change
11. Health and Ageing
12. Mental Health, Psychopathology and Neurodegenerative Disorders
13. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
14. Looking Forward.

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Gary Christopher is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He is also a member of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research, and has published papers on a variety of topics, with a particular focus on cognitive functioning and emotion regulation in mood disorders and health-related conditions.

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Gary Christopher is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He is also a member of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research, and has published papers on a variety of topics, with a particular focus on cognitive functioning and emotion regulation in mood disorders and health-related conditions.

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