Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging by Carolyn M. Aldwin PhD, Crystal L. Park PhD, Avron Spiro III

By Carolyn M. Aldwin PhD, Crystal L. Park PhD, Avron Spiro III PhD, Ronald P. Abeles PhD

Assembly a turning out to be desire, this authoritative reference and textual content comprehensively examines the interaction of organic, mental, and social elements in overall healthiness and ailment in older adults. the amount explores how and why a few humans adapt extra effectively than others to age-related stressors corresponding to continual ailment, incapacity, and loss, and identifies how you can advertise coping and resilience. With contributions from top researchers in healthiness psychology and gerontology, the instruction manual integrates state-of-the-science theories and techniques from either fields. Key issues comprise how getting older impacts the cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and immune platforms; the affects on grownup improvement and wellbeing and fitness of character, feelings, social aid, and religiousness; and potent interventions in healthcare settings.

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In contrast, activity theory (Lemon, Bengston, & Peterson, 1972) asserts that optimal aging involves continued social engagement in late life, and that a reduction in social interaction is a result of declining health, reduction in the number of social roles, and the death of friends and relatives. Most current accounts rely on Carstensen’s socioemotional selectivity theory (1987, 1991), which posits that the reduction in social interactions is an adaptive effort to control physiological and psychological reactivity by retaining energy for the most significant and emotionally satisfying relationships in late life.

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