Acknowledged author Carolyn Aldwin Ph.D. wrote Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Third Edition: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives comprising 432 pages back in 2017. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0826134041 and 9780826134042. Since then Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging, Third Edition: Biological and Psychosocial Perspectives textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $25.52 or rent at the marketplace.
Uniquely bridging a gap in the gerontology literature between the biological and psychosocial aspects of aging, this interdisciplinary text provides key updates on an abundance of cutting-edge research; expands information on diversity issues in aging; and examines in great depth the physiology of aging, theories of biological aging, and methodological issues. Instructors will also welcome the availability of an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides.Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and invigorated by the addition of new coauthors, the third edition integrates findings in biology, psychology, and the social sciences to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of the aging process. Included is key information on age-related changes and disease-related processes, the demography of the aging population worldwide, theories of aging, and ways to promote optimal aging. From a psychosocial perspective, the book examines mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later years. Also included is crucial information on longitudinal design and statistics as they relate to research on aging, promising new trends in gerontechnology and Green Houses, and information on health promotion programs. Real-life examples throughout the text help students to understand practical applications of the material.New to the Third Edition:Abundant new cutting-edge research on biological and psychosocial aspects of agingExpands information on diversity issuesUpdated theories of biological aging: microRNA, proteasomes, and gut microsomesPsychology of aging: How variability in responses to stress affects health and mortalityAging and public policy: How the recent recession has affected poverty rates resulting in increases in mortality among poor, middle-aged WhitesGerontechnology: The “Internet of things,” assistive devices, and the potential of robotsInstructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slidesKey Features:Examines age-related changes, disease-related processes, theories of aging, and ways to promote optimal agingEncompasses mental health, stress and coping, spirituality, and caregiving in later yearsProvides information on aging-related longitudinal design and statisticsCovers promising new trends such as gerontechnology and Green Houses