Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Eighth Edition, tackles the
biological and environmental influences on behavior as well as the
reciprocal interface between changes in the brain and behavior
during the course of the adult life span. The psychology of aging
is important to many features of daily life, from workplace and the
family, to public policy matters. It is complex, and new questions
are continually raised about how behavior changes with age.
Providing perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for
diverse disciplines, the handbook explains how the role of behavior
is organized and how it changes over time. Along with parallel
advances in research methodology, it explicates in great detail
patterns and sub-patterns of behavior over the lifespan, and how
they are affected by biological, health, and social interactions.
New topics to the eighth edition include preclinical
neuropathology, audition and language comprehension in adult aging,
cognitive interventions and neural processes, social
interrelations, age differences in the connection of mood and
cognition, cross-cultural issues, financial decision-making and
capacity, technology, gaming, social networking, and more.