Adulthood and Aging: Research on Continuities and by Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD

By Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD

During this quantity extraordinary students discover and practice the theoretical versions of continuity and discontinuity to their learn in grownup improvement. The chapters handle different ways that continuity is tormented by switch over the lifestyles path, in addition to how participants negotiate and preserve an important continuities through adaptive switch. themes contain grownup existence crises, sickness, sibling relationships, and gender id. each one bankruptcy is through an insightful remark. This ebook is a tribute to Bernice L. Neugarten for her contributions to the sphere of grownup improvement, together with the idea that of continuities. participants contain W. Andrew Achenbaum, Robert H. Binstock, James Birren, Bertram J. Cohler, Margaret Hellie Huyck, Boaz Kahana, Eva Kahana, Sheldon S. Tobin, Lillian E. Troll, Steven H. Zarit, and others.

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This contrasts with a passive reaction where the older person is buffeted by circumstances and exhibits little proactivity. Thus, proactivity as used in our model is based on Webster's definition of "pro" as "in favor" of activity rather than presupposing that it is "prior" to or temporally precedes stress (Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1958). Ryff (1982) provides a useful overview of personal characteristics attributed by developmental theorists to those who age successfully. 1. Successful aging: Model of preventive-corrective proactivity.

Successful aging. Gerontoiogist, 1, 4-7. Heckler, M. (1985). Health promotion for older Americans. Public Health Reports, 100(2), 225-230. , & Harel, Z. (1989). Clinical and gerontological issues facing survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. In P. Marcus & L. ), The Holocaust survivor and the family (pp. 197-210). New York: Prager. Kahana, B.. Kahana. , & Holland, L. (in 38 Continuities and Discontinuities in Aging press). Coping with chronic stress among survivors of the Holocaust. In M. ), Chronic stress of trauma.

Spring, B. (1977). Vulnerability—A new view of schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 86, 103-126. CHAPTER 2 Conceptual and Empirical Advances in Understanding Aging Well Through Proactive Adaptation Eva Kahana and BoazKahana DEVELOPING A COMPREHENSIVE MODEL OF AGING Although there has been a major increase in emphasis on "aging well" in recent gerontological literature, there are few testable conceptual frameworks that address the nature and antecedents of successful or robust aging among the "old-old" (Baltes & Baltes, 1990).

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