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Contents ix Credits and Sources xix Integrated Themes in Aging and Older Adulthood xxiii Preface and Acknowledgments xxxiii 1 Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood 1 2 Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood 33 3 Biological Aging and Health 61 4 Sensation, Perception, and Attention 100 5 Memory 132 6 Intellectual Functioning 165 7 Cognition and Problem Solving in the Everyday World 199 8 Personality and Coping 234 9 Social Interaction and Social Ties 265 10 Employment, Retirement, and Living Arrangements 298 11 Mental Health, Psychopathology, and Therapy 329 12 Coping with Death, Dying, and Bereavement 361 13 Looking Ahead: Aging in the Future 383 Glossary 394 References 408 Index 442
Joan T. Erber is Emeritus Professor of Psychology atFlorida International University, where she was a recipient of aState University System Professorial Excellence Program (PEP)Award. She has extensive experience teaching undergraduate andgraduate courses in adult development and aging. Her researchfocuses on aging and memory and how stereotypes influence ourperceptions of older adults. Her research has been published injournals such as Psychology and Aging, Journal ofGerontology: Psychological Sciences, and Experimental AgingResearch. Dr. Erber is a Fellow of the Gerontological Societyof America (GSA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS),and the American Psychological Association (APA). She is apast president of the APA s Division 20 (Adult Developmentand Aging). Her books include Aging and Older Adulthood, SecondEdition, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Aging and Older Adulthood(Wadsworth/Cengage, 2005).
"Aging and Older Adulthood also includes a helpful glossary andbibliography. For anyone working with the older population thistitle contains a wealth of information and factors to take accountof and I would recommend it as a resource. (Inclusion News, 1 January 2013)