Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging
Edited by Carolyn M. Aldwin, Crystal L. Park, and Avron Spiro
Foreword by Ronald P. Abeles
January 26, 2007
ISBN 9781593850579Price: $85.00
Size: 6" x 9"
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Meeting a growing need, this authoritative reference and text comprehensively examines the interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in health and illness in older adults. The volume explores how and why some people adapt more successfully than others to age-related stressors such as chronic illness, disability, and loss, and identifies ways to promote coping and resilience. With contributions from leading researchers in health psychology and gerontology, the Handbook integrates state-of-the-science theories and methods from both fields. Key topics include how aging affects the cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and immune systems; the influences on adult development and health of personality, emotions, social support, and religiousness; and effective interventions in healthcare settings.