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Aging and Older Adulthood


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1. Introduction to Aging and Older Adulthood. 2. Theory and Method in Studying Aging and Older Adulthood. 3. Biological Aging, and Health. 4. Sensation, Perception, and Attention. 5. Memory. 6. Intellectual Functioning. 7. Cognition and Problem-Solving in the Everyday World. 8. Personality and Coping. 9. Social Interaction and Social Ties. 10. Employment, Retirement and Living Arrangements. 11. Facing the End and Looking Toward the Future. 12. Facing the End and a Look to the Future.


"Joan T. Erber received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Saint Louis University, after which she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Aging and Development at Washington University in St. Louis. She is presently Professor of Psychology at Florida International University, and has over thirty years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in adult development and aging and conducting research on processes of aging. Her numerous publications focus on aging and memory and how stereotypes of aging influence our perceptions and evaluations of older adults. Her research findings, some of which were funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging, are published in scientific journals such as ""Psychology and Aging,"" ""Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences,"" and ""Experimental Aging Research."" She has served on the editorial boards of journals that publish research on aging. Additionally, Erber is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She is Past-President of APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging)."
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