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Title Life in the middle : psychological and social development in middle age / edited by Sherry L. Willis, James D. Reid.

Published San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.26 LIFE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Pt. I. Theoretical Perspectives on Midlife. 1. Midlife Development in a Life Course Context / Phyllis Moen and Elaine Wethington. 2. The Developing Self in Midlife / Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Loren Angiullo Connolly. 3. The Midlife Crisis Revisited / Stanley D. Rosenberg, Harriet J. Rosenberg and Michael P. Farrell -- Pt. II. Biological Functioning and Physical Health at Midlife. 4. Health and Disease in Midlife / Susan S. Merrill and Lois M. Verbrugge. 5. Women's Health at Midlife / Nancy E. Avis. 6. Cardiovascular Health: A Challenge for Midlife / Ilene C. Siegler, Berton H. Kaplan and Dean D. Von Dras [et al.] -- Pt. III. Psychosocial Functioning at Midlife. 7. Psychological Well-Being in Midlife / Corey Lee M. Keyes and Carol D. Ryff. 8. The Sense of Control in Midlife / Margaret Clark-Plaskie and Margie E. Lachman. 9. Gender Roles and Gender Identity in Midlife / Margaret Hellie Huyck. 10. Intellectual Functioning in Midlife / Sherry L. Willis and K. Warner Schaie.
11. A Life-Span Framework for Assessing the Impact of Work on White-Collar Workers / Bruce J. Avolio and John J. Sosik. 12. Middle Age: New Thoughts, New Directions / James D. Reid and Sherry L. Willis.
Summary There is a growing body of scientific knowledge regarding development during the middle years which has so far been relegated to discipline-specific texts and journals (e.g., clinical psychology and endocrinology). Life in the Middle consolidates main findings across disciplines, with a life-span perspective regarding mid-life. Coverage includes individual development in middle age from the psychological and biological perspectives as well as the sociocultural context in which middle-aged individuals live and work, including physical health in mid-life, psychological well-being, cognitive development, the impact of work on the individual, and the general development of the "self." This age period is increasingly becoming the focus of scholarly attention as the largest cohort in U.S. history are now moving into the middle years (e.g., the "babyboomers"). From 1990 to 2015 the number of middle-aged people will increase 72 percent from 47 to 80 million.
Other author Willis, Sherry L., 1947-
Reid, James D.
Subject Middle age -- Psychological aspects.
Middle age -- Social aspects.
Middle-aged persons -- Psychology.
ISBN 0127572309 (alk. paper)