By Margie E. Lachman
Edited by way of Margie Lachman, a pace-setter within the box, guide of Midlife improvement presents an up to date portrayal of human improvement in the course of the center years of the existence span. that includes contributions from well-established, very hot specialists, this exhaustive reference fills the distance for a compilation of study in this more and more vital topic.
Divided into 4 finished sections, the ebook addresses the theoretical, biomedical, mental, and social elements of midlife improvement. each one bankruptcy comprises assurance of unifying issues similar to gender modifications, ethnic and cultural range, ancient alterations, and socioeconomic changes from a life-span developmental point of view. Readers will notice what may be realized from contributors' subjective conceptions of midlife; discover numerous "cultural" fictions of heart age; learn the assets contributors have at their disposal to barter midlife; give some thought to mechanisms for balancing paintings and relatives; and different issues as offered within the most modern examine from the social, behavioral, and scientific sciences.
guide of Midlife improvement is an quintessential source for pros and practitioners who paintings with adults and for researchers and scholars who examine grownup improvement and comparable topics.
many of the midlife themes discussed:
* Cultural perspectives
* actual changes
* pressure, coping, and health
* highbrow functioning
* character and the self
* version and resilience
* Emotional development
* households and intergenerational relationships
* Social relationships
* The position of work
* making plans for retirement
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