The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Martin J Sliwinski

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Martin J Sliwinski

This unheard of assortment attracts at the most modern demographic info and combines vintage examine with state of the art ways to supply a useful assessment of the developmental psychology of the grownup years.

  • Covers a variety of issues inside grownup improvement and getting older, from theoretical views to precise content material areas
  • Includes newly commissioned essays from the head researchers within the field
  • Takes a biopsychosocial standpoint, masking the organic, mental and social adjustments that ensue in adulthood

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Mechanisms of resilience at the biological level have also been elaborated by Charney (2004), who focuses on neurochemical response patterns to acute stress assessed in laboratory contexts. More investigations that explicate the interplay between psychosocial strengths, real-life adversity, and biological processes are needed. , 2010) from the MIDUS study showing that psychological well-being is a moderator of links between educational status and the inflammatory protein IL-6. As predicted, the analyses showed that greater educational attainment was linked with lower levels of IL-6, after adjusting for multiple controls.

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