By James E. Birren, K Warner Schaie
The Handbook of the Psychology of getting older, 6e presents a complete precis and overview of contemporary study at the mental elements of getting older. The 22 chapters are geared up into 4 divisions: suggestions, Theories, and strategies within the Psychology of getting older; organic and Social affects on getting older; Behavioral strategies and getting older; and complicated Behavioral techniques and strategies in getting older.
The sixth variation of the Handbook is significantly replaced from the former version. 1/2 the chapters are on new themes and the remainder part are on returning topics which are totally new shows by means of various authors of recent fabric. a few of the interesting new themes contain Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to knowing habit and getting older, daily challenge fixing and selection Making, Autobiographical reminiscence, and faith and wellbeing and fitness overdue in Life.
The Handbook should be of use to researchers practitioners operating with the elderly. it's also compatible to be used as a textbook for graduate and complicated undergraduate classes at the psychology of aging.
The Handbook of the Psycology of getting older, 6th Edition is a part of the Handbooks on getting older series, together with Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of getting older and the Social Sciences, additionally of their sixth variants.
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Multivariate Random Coefficients (Growth Curve) Analysis Multivariate latent growth curve models permit direct assessment of correlated level and rates of change across variables. The structure of individual differences in change provides the basis for understanding the relative independence or interdependence of aging-related processes. , 2002). The degree to which the associations among rates of change are attenuated by covariates, representing individual differences in age, context, or health status, provides a basis for understanding the influence of particular individual characteristics on accounting for heterogeneity in common change processes.
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B. Quantitative Genetics and Polygenic Traits Traits that are of the most interest in behavioral genetics and aging do not generally have genetic influences that are due to the effects of single major genes. With the exception of some specific genetic factors related to forms of Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for perhaps only 1–2% of all cases George P. Vogler (Plassman & Breitner, 1997), the cognitive and personality traits that are of interest in aging research are due to the effect of many genes, each of which has a small effect, rather than single major genes.