Adult Development and Aging (7th Edition) by John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields

By John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields

Written inside of a bio-psychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields' best-selling publication covers the categorical ages-stages of grownup improvement and getting older. In its extraordinary assurance of present learn and concept, the authors draw transparent connections among examine and alertness. The book's specialise in "positive aging" and the profits and losses humans adventure throughout maturity distinguish it from its opponents.

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But we also like to believe that our characteristics are not set in concrete, that we can change ourselves if we so desire. ) Although there is little controversy about whether children change in some ways from birth through age 18, there is much controversy about whether adults do as well. Much of the controversy over stability and change across adulthood stems from how specific characteristics are defined and measured. How much we remain the same and how much we change, then, turns out to be a difficult issue to resolve in an objective way.

Kung, it has no meaning at all). Likewise, aging is not a single process. Rather, it consists of at least three distinct processes: primary, secondary, and tertiary aging (Birren & Cunningham, 1985). Primary aging is normal, disease-free development during adulthood. Changes in biological, psychological, sociocultural, or life-cycle processes in primary aging are an inevitable part of the developmental process; examples include menopause, decline 13 in reaction time, and the loss of family and friends.

Instead, development is always shaped by both: Nature and nurture are mutually interactive influences. For example, it is known that some forms of Alzheimer’s disease are genetically linked. However, Copyright 2015 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience.

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