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Psychologies of Ageing

Theory, Research and Practice

Editors: Peel, Elizabeth, Holland, Carol, Murray, Michael (Eds.)

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  • With a foreword by Christine Bryden
  • Discusses the theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and practical issues relating to ageing
  • Brings within reach excellent examples from multiple perspectives on the psychology of ageing
  • Offers multi-disciplinary insight for social workers and health professionals as well as researchers in the social sciences and medicine
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About this book

This book brings together a diversity of perspectives on the psychology of ageing. Exploring theoretical, conceptual, empirical and practical viewpoints on the topic, the authors offer insight into a range of contemporary issues. Dedicated chapters discuss themes within social and critical psychology such as ageing identities, sexuality and empathy in palliative care. The second part of the book analyses cognitive and biological aspects of ageing, including stress and health in ageing, dementia and lifestyle, and resilience in frailty in old age. The authors conclude by offering perspectives on community and political psychology, examining home and community supports for older people. Written in an accessible style suitable for students as well as researchers in psychology and the social sciences interested in ageing, this book showcases key theoretical, empirical, and practical issues in later life.

About the authors

Elizabeth Peel is Professor in Communication and Social Interaction at Loughborough University, UK. Her most recent books are Ageing and Sexualities (with Rosie Harding) and Critical Kinship Studies (with Damien W. Riggs). 

Carol Holland is Professor of Ageing at Lancaster University, UK, and Director of the Centre for Ageing Research. She is a co-ordinator for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. 
 Michael Murray is Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Keele University, UK. He has co-authored Health Psychology (5 editions) and co-edited Critical Health Psychology and Qualitative Health Psychology (with Kerry Chamberlain). 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Psychologies of Ageing

    Pages 1-17

    Murray, Michael (et al.)

  • Ageing Identities in the Twenty-First Century: The Social and Practical Effects of Talk About Being Old

    Pages 21-50

    Stephens, Christine (et al.)

  • Ageing Sexualities Through a Critical Lens: Bringing Social Psychology, Sociology, and Intersectionality into Dialogue

    Pages 51-77

    Hinchliff, Sharron (et al.)

  • Empathy as a Way of Acknowledging Patients’ Personhood in Palliative Care Interactions

    Pages 79-104

    Ford, Joseph

  • Stress, the Immune System, and Healthy Ageing

    Pages 107-130

    Whittaker, Anna C.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97034-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97033-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychologies of Ageing
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research and Practice
Editors
  • Elizabeth Peel
  • Carol Holland
  • Michael Murray
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97034-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97034-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97033-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 289
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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