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International Perspectives on Aging

Personality and Healthy Aging in Adulthood

New Directions and Techniques

Editors: Hill, Patrick, Allemand, Mathias (Eds.)

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  • Focusses on understanding the associations between personality and healthy aging in adulthood
  • Provides insight on how to assess personality
  • Discusses multiple aging outcomes that may be impacted by our personalities and related psychosocial variables
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This book highlights international efforts to better understand the role of individual differences in healthy aging by exploring new directions, methods, and questions within the field. The book considers how to measure personality and personality change during adulthood, the associations between personality and healthy aging outcomes over time, and the role of personality in building interventions to promote healthy aging.

The first section considers the value of personality constructs for healthy aging outcomes beyond the broad Big Five personality dimensions. It discusses the role of attachment, purpose, and affect, and also touches on the issue of psychopathology. The second section presents innovative assessment methods, research designs beyond classical longitudinal approaches, as well as sophisticated and integrative techniques for analyzing personality change processes. The third section raises new important questions, such as how interventionists from non-personality domains can incorporate personality processes in their intervention programs. It also discusses how different domains of individual functioning may interact in concert to predict healthy aging outcomes, as well as how more integrative lifespan models of healthy aging may advance research on personality and healthy aging. Overall, this book will spark interest and chart new directions for researchers, practitioners and interventionists in healthy aging, gerontology and applied fields.

About the authors

Dr. Hill received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in Psychology, and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on understanding how dispositional traits predict and shape trajectories of healthy aging. His current research is focused on helping individuals explore options for and ultimately commit to a purpose for life, and how having a sense of purpose predicts important life outcomes. His research program considers these questions with the intent of promoting healthy development from adolescence into older adulthood.

Dr. Allemand received his PhD from the University of Zurich in Psychology, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and member of the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging of the University of Zurich. His research interests are in four closely linked areas: personality development across the lifespan, personality dynamics and processes in daily life, personality assessment in the laboratory and in daily life, and personality intervention approaches. His work uses samples ranging from adolescence to late adulthood and longitudinal and intensive longitudinal research methods.

Reviews

“This book appeals to psychologists and psychiatrists as well as gerontological researchers interested in these areas. … It is written by expertly qualified authors and contributors and will be a welcome addition to this small intended niche of researchers and practitioners.” (Belinda Setters, Doody’s Book Reviews, May 1, 2020)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • An Introductory Overview on Personality and Healthy Aging: Setting a Foundation for the Current Volume

    Pages 1-8

    Hill, Patrick L. (et al.)

  • Integrating Personality and Relationship Science to Explain Physical and Mental Health

    Pages 9-25

    Brazeau, Hannah (et al.)

  • Aging with Purpose: Developmental Changes and Benefits of Purpose in Life Throughout the Lifespan

    Pages 27-42

    Pfund, Gabrielle N. (et al.)

  • Personality Disorders and Disordered Aging: Personality Pathology as Risk Factor for Unhealthy Aging

    Pages 43-62

    Cruitt, Patrick J.

  • Affective Aging on Different Time-Scales

    Pages 63-74

    Katana, Marko (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personality and Healthy Aging in Adulthood
Book Subtitle
New Directions and Techniques
Editors
  • Patrick Hill
  • Mathias Allemand
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32053-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32053-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32052-2
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 209
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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