Integrating Aging Topics into Psychology: A Practical Guide by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, John C. Cavanaugh

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, John C. Cavanaugh

This edited ebook offers psychology teachers with sensible guide for integrating getting older and grownup improvement issues into their classes. the sector of gerontology is among the quickest becoming parts in psychology. even though, such a lot undergraduate psychology scholars are infrequently uncovered to investigate and concept in regards to the subject of their middle periods. If a direction does comprise the subject, type time spent protecting it's regularly insignificant. even as, such a lot psychology textbooks lack enough info or fabric approximately getting older issues. This insufficient insurance of getting older content material in psychology classes has created a "learning hole" for college kids. In Integrating getting older themes into Psychology, best teacher-scholars offer information approximately getting older issues within the center curriculum, in addition to in additional really good components, corresponding to gender and business organizational psychology. The authors not just introduce and speak about types of getting older content material but in addition current equipment for organizing and featuring it in the framework of the commonplace path constitution. they supply easy yet powerful category workouts and direct teachers to priceless supplementary assets. every one bankruptcy additionally contains an annotated bibliography or source checklist. This e-book offers psychology teachers with precious techniques that may aid them introduce their scholars to the foremost matters approximately getting older and grownup improvement.

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The issue of transference, often discussed in the context of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, therefore takes on a very different form than when the therapist is older than the client. The film Analyze This portrays such a relationship in an amusing, if not realistic, manner. Other forms of treatment, such as psychotherapeutic drugs, also require that the clinician take into account the age of the individual. SUMMARY Clearly, instructors teaching this course face many choices and demands to cover interesting topics within a limited time frame.

That source is most representative of older adults and thus most likely to lead to a representative sample (see Hertzog, 1996, and Salthouse, 2000, for excellent discussions of sampling issues in aging research). There are two elements of that description that are valuable in a methods course. First, it provides a good example of how to get a representative sample. It can serve as a helpful supplement to more typical examples using undergraduate students as representative of young adults. Second, it is often a surprise to some students; many people believe that older adults are likely to be in nursing homes rather than living independently at home.

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