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Journey of Adulthood, Global Edition


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Full Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Adult DevelopmentBasic Concepts in Adult DevelopmentSources of StabilityA Word about "Age"Setting the Course: Some Guiding PerspectivesDevelopmental ResearchA Final Word Chapter 2: Physical ChangesTheories of Primary AgingPhysical Changes During AdulthoodChanges in Physical BehaviorIndividual Differences in Primary AgingCan We "Turn Back the Clock" of Primary Aging?An Overview of the Physical Changes in Adulthood Chapter 3: Health and Health HabitsMortality Rates and Causes of DeathMorbidity Rates, Illness, and DisabilitiesSpecific DiseasesMental DisordersIndividual Differences in Health Chapter 4: Cognitive AbilitiesIntelligencesMemoryReal-World CognitionIndividual Differences in Cognitive Change Chapter 5: Social RolesSocial Roles and TransitionsGender Roles and Gender StereotypesSocial Roles in Early AdulthoodSocial Roles in Middle AdulthoodSocial Roles in Late AdulthoodSocial Roles in Atypical FamiliesThe Effect of Variations in Timing Chapter 6: Social RelationshipsTheories of Social RelationshipsIntimate Partnerships in AdulthoodRelationships with Other Family MembersFriendships in Adulthood Chapter 7: Work and RetirementThe Importance of Work in AdulthoodSelecting a CareerAge Trends in Work ExperienceWork and Personal LifeRetirementsA Concluding Note Chapter 8: Personality Personality StructuresTheories of Personality Development Chapter 9: The Quest for MeaningWhy a Chapter on the Quest for MeaningThe Study of Age-Related Changes in Meaning SystemsTheories of Spiritual DevelopmentIntegrating Meaning and Personality: A Preliminary Theoretical SynthesisThe Process of TransitionCommentary and Conclusions Chapter 10: Stress, Coping, and ResistanceStress, Stressors, and Stress ReactionsTypes of StressEffects of StressCoping with StressResilience Chapter 11: Death and BereavementAchieving an Understanding of DeathThe Process of DeathAfter Death Occurs: Rituals and GrievingLying and Dying: A Final Word Chapter 12: The Successful JourneyThemes of Adult DevelopmentVariations in Successful Adult Developmen

About the Author

Barbara R. Bjorklund is an adjunct professor at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida, where she teaches courses in developmental psychology, social psychology, and forensic psychology. She has a Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from the University of Georgia and has published research on a variety of developmental psychology topics, including memory development and eye-witness testimony. She also has worked as a columnist and features writer for Parents Magazine and has authored books on child development. In 2000 she took over the fourth edition of Journey of Adulthood from Helen Bee and has authored each following edition. Parts of these books have been written in Germany, Spain, and New Zealand where Dr. Bjorklund and her husband served as visiting professors. Her interests outside the office include photography and travel. She is co-founder of the Book Club in the Farms, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Dr. Bjorklund is a third generation Floridian and lives in Jupiter Farms, Florida, with her husband, David Bjorklund. They are frequent visitors to their 9 grandchildren living in Florida and Virginia. They are expecting numbers 10 and 11 (twins) in April 2014.

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