Sunday, February 17, 2008

Adult Development and Aging (New Book)

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Here is a new book for discussion:

Adult Development and Aging
by Paul A Roodin and William J. Hoyer
(Hardcover - Jan 15, 2008)

Book Description provided by the Publisher (McGraw Hill Higher Education):

The fifth edition of Adult Development and Aging offers professors and students a clear, comprehensive and current account of the salient issues and concerns that dominate the field of Adult Development. After reading this text, students will have a keen understanding of where adult development and aging has been in the past, where it is right now, and where it will be headed in the future.

In Adult Development and Aging, 5e authors William Hoyer and Paul Roodin combine their expertise in teaching and research to provide clear explanations of the awesome, complex unfolding of development during the adult years. The text presents findings derived from theories and ideas about understanding adulthood and aging in an interdisciplinary, process oriented perspective.

Material is organized in terms of the biological, social and cultural contexts in which change occurs during the adult years. Information is presented in the context of young adults growing older in today’s world, informed by research and theory.

Key words:
New books, Adult Development and Aging, Paul Roodin, William Hoyer, McGraw Hill Higher Education, ageing, gerontology

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