By John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields
Written inside of a bio-psychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields' best-selling e-book covers the categorical ages-stages of grownup improvement and getting older. In its extraordinary assurance of present learn and concept, the authors draw transparent connections among examine and alertness. The book's specialise in "positive aging" and the earnings and losses humans adventure throughout maturity distinguish it from its rivals.
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Do all people change in the same way? These questions reflect controversies that historically underlie the study of human development (Lerner, 2001): the nature–nurture controversy, the change–stability controversy, the continuity– discontinuity controversy, and the “universal versus context-specific development” controversy. Having a firm grasp on the forces and controversies of development is important because it provides a context for understanding why researchers and theorists believe certain things about aging or why some topics have been researched a great deal and others have been hardly studied at all.
Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. STUDYING ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING whether one actually gets Alzheimer’s disease, and possibly even how the disease progresses, may be influenced by the environment. Specifically, an environmental trigger may be needed for the disease to occur. Moreover, evidence indicates that providing a supportive environment for people with Alzheimer’s disease improves their performance on cognitive tasks (Hunter, Ward, & Camp, 2012).
Lest you think the controversies underlying adult development and aging do not reflect ongoing debate, consider the case of personality in adulthood. Perhaps no other topic in gerontology has resulted in such heated debates as whether people’s basic personality remains the same throughout adulthood or undergoes fundamental change. As we explore in detail in Chapter 9, numerous theories have been developed just to account for the data on this one topic. Consider yourself and other adults you know.
Adult Development and Aging (7th Edition) by John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields