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Paradox for Life Review: A Guide for Protecting Older Adults' Self Esteem

by James J. Magee Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 21, 2013)

Paradox for Life Review explains how three different bases for self-esteem affect the accuracy of self-esteem as the lens through which older adults view their reminiscences. James J. Magee describes how life...


Watermelon Magic

by Stu Glauberman, Wally Amos & Jack Canfield Atria Books/Beyond Words (June 21, 2011)

Watermelon Magic is talk from the soul using watermelons as a metaphor for life. Watermelons symbolize the slurpy happiness of life for Wally Amos (formerly known as "Famous Amos"). From his life experiences,...


Understanding Behaviour in Dementia that Challenges: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

by Ian Andrew James Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 15, 2011)

The author describes the different categories and causes of challenging behaviour in people with dementia, and provides tried-and-tested models which aid identification, assessment and treatment. A thorough...


Carved in Sand: When Memory Fades in Mid-Life

by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Why can't you remember where you put your keys?

Or the title of the movie you saw last week?

Anyone older than forty knows that forgetfulness can be unnerving, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying. With compassion...


Dawn of Memories: The Meaning of Early Recollections in Life

by Arthur J. Clark Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 10, 2013)

Dawn of Memories explores the significance of first memories and enables individuals to understand the meaning of early recollections throughout their lives. Using historical examples as well as firsthand accounts,...


The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

by Sarah Hendrickx & Claire Salter Jessica Kingsley Publishers (December 15, 2009)

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders,...


Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

by Elizabeth MacKinlay, Rosalie Hudson, Ikebal Patel & Rachael Kohn et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 15, 2010)

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters...


The Psychology of Ageing: An Introduction

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 15, 2012)

This well-established text has been completely revised in this expanded fifth edition. Each chapter has been updated to reflect current thinking, and a new chapter on death, dying and bereavement has been added....


Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities: Having Fun, Meeting Needs

by Helen Sonnet & Ann Taylor Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2009)

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities....


Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

by Mike Stein Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2012)

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand,...


The Science of Aging

by Scientific American & Coleen Marlo Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2020)

An infant born in the US today will probably live more than twenty years longer than the average lifespan a century ago. While living well into the eighties and nineties is becoming more and more attainable,...


The Power of Discord

by Ed Tronick & Claudia M. Gold Little, Brown Spark (June 01, 2020)

This "profoundly wise" look at how to foster connections, attachment, and resiliency explains why working through discord is the key to better relationships. (Sue Johnson, bestselling author of Hold Me Tight...


Reboot Your Brain

by Gary Null Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

As of 2013, there are 93 million people over the age of forty-seven living in America. They make up the largest group of aging people in our country's history. Many of those individuals are overweight or obese,...


Alone Together

by Sherry Turkle Basic Books (November 06, 2017)

A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones

Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall...


The Wheel of Life

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & Ellen Burstyn Simon & Schuster Audio (November 04, 2014)

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying and continuing through...


Aging Well

by George E. Vaillant & Keith Sellon-Wright Little, Brown (January 14, 2020)

In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies...


Finding Rose

by Angelia Brigance & Ali Cheff Made for Success (May 12, 2019)

Rose is delightful, flamboyant and a widow. Having just lost her husband, Rose's daughter steps in to find Rose increasingly disoriented and forgetful. Even as a nurse, Maureen does not recognize the early signs...


Triumphs of Experience

by George E. Vaillant & Don Hagen Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2013)

At a time when many people around the world are living intotheir tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development everundertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue...


Chasing Life

by Sanjay Gupta Grand Central Publishing (April 09, 2007)

For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that "practical immortality" was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree....


Aging Joyfully

by Carla Marie Manly Familius (July 30, 2019)

How does a woman embrace her maturity with joy and strength when her life and her body change year to year? Psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly provides an important and meaningful window into womanhood for those...


Silver Universe

by Roberto Giua, Laura Dryjanska, Francesca Frangipane & Giovanni Anzidei et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Silver Universe explores the topic of aging through an interdisciplinary lens while promoting their new idea of “active living” which incorporates exercise alongside a healthy diet and the implementation...


The Psychology of Genius

by William Hirsch & Sully James Literature and Knowledge Publishing (April 12, 2018)

This book deals with the Psychology of Genius and the relation between Genius and Insanity.

"The psychological analysis of famous poets will show that the intellectual function is no whit less important a factor...


Morality Behind Bars

by Kay Hemmerling Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 27, 2014)

Prisoners prefer moral ideals like justice and responsibility just as much as non-prisoners. However, they lack moral competence, which Georg Lind has defined as the ability to solve conflicts through deliberation...


The Reflective Translator

by Joanna Albin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 15, 2014)

Although university studies do not always provide translators with the necessary skills, many of them continue in their professional capacity, which is understood to be the result of self-directed learning processes....


Dementia and Subjectivity / Demenz und Subjektivitaet

by Daniela Ringkamp, Sara Strauß & Leonie Süwolto Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 15, 2017)

This volume offers new perspectives on questions which are highly relevant in the context of dementia and the arts and the humanities. The issues concern the personal identity of dementia patients, their familial...


Shame in the Individual Lament Psalms and African Spirituality

by Mark S. Aidoo Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 11, 2017)

The book explores how the rhetorical function of «bôš» («shame») and its cognates within twelve Individual Lament Psalms (ILP) reflect persuasive responses aimed at enhancing the relational spirituality...


Metaphoricity of Conventionalized Diegetic Images in Comics

by Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 30, 2017)

This book offers a cognitive-semiotic approach to metaphoricity of visual representations in static visual narratives referred to as comics. It implements this approach in an exploration of conventionalized...


Integration of the Self and Awareness (ISA) in Learning and Teaching

by Patricia Benstein Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 21, 2017)

The successful acquisition of a second or foreign language requires focus, motivation, and positive feedback. This case study of French adult students of English illustrates that Gattegno’s Silent Way is more...


The Narcissus Theme from «Fin de Siècle» to Psychoanalysis

by Niclas Johansson Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 09, 2017)

The story of Narcissus, who falls in love with his own image in a spring, has fascinated writers and thinkers ever since Ovid first gave poetical form to the myth in his Metamorphoses. This study systematically...


Logoi and Pathêmata

by Lars Inderelst Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 07, 2017)

«Concept» is a central notion in modern philosophy that also influences other disciplines like psychology and linguistics. The author compares modern theories to the work of Aristotle as the first philosopher...


Strange Adventures

by Elizabeth Sercombe Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

Strange Adventures examines portrayals of womanhood in the works of prize-winning French author Pierrette Fleutiaux. Fleutiaux’s refreshing pictures of womanhood offer insights into how women can become more...


Black Fatherhood, Adoption, and Theology

by Michael Lee Cook Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Black Fatherhood, Adoption, and Theology: A Contextual Analysis and Response is a qualitative exploration into the complex intersection of Black fatherhood, adoption, and theology. It is primarily based on the...


Gender at Work

by Melanie C. Steffens & Ma. Àngels Viladot Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

While many women receive equal education, such equality is nowhere in sight when it comes to women’s and men’s career success: men still earn significantly more than women and are more likely to be promoted....


Communication Across the Life Span

by Jon F. Nussbaum Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2016)

As we grow up and grow old, embrace new experiences, try new roles, and adopt new technologies, our senses of time, space, connection, and identity are fundamentally explored through communication. Why, how,...


Solo Success!

by Christine Ingall Panoma Press (September 28, 2017)

Millions of people, who live alone and are without a partner, avoid everyday leisure pursuits for fear of being seen to be on their own. Many people in a relationship never do anything on their own. This step-by-step...


Planning a Purposeful Life

by Jeannette Bajalia Petros Estate & Retirement Planning LLC (March 22, 2017)

If you knew you had more time left, perhaps decades, you’d be faced with a decision: continue living day to day, or look for more – a greater purpose for which to use those remaining years. Why not learn...


Becoming Myself

by Irvin D. Yalom Basic Books (October 03, 2017)

Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. He opens his story with a nightmare: He is twelve, and...


Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death

by Norman Straker, Tom Pyszczynski, D. Philip D. Luber & Molly Maxfield et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 27, 2012)

In Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Treatment, Dr. Norman Straker proposes that “death anxiety” is responsible for the American society’s failure to address costly futile...


Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

by Emma Wolverson, Chris Clarke, Andrew Norris & John Killick et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 18, 2016)

Extending the field of positive psychology, this book explores how positive psychological constructs relate to living well with dementia. Looking at current evidence, and with case studies from people living...


Connecting through Music with People with Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers

by Robin Rio Jessica Kingsley Publishers (February 15, 2009)

This user-friendly book demonstrates how even simple sounds and movements can engage people with dementia, promoting relaxation and enjoyment. All that's needed to succeed is a love of music, and a desire to...


Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2014)

A comprehensive introduction to the psychology of ageing for non-specialists. It covers all the key issues, from definitions of ageing and life expectancy to the aspects of ageing that have the most impact on...


Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Older Adults: Evidence for Practice

by Carla Martins Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 21, 2014)

The first research-based book on the efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for older adults, presenting academics, students and professionals with robust new evidence to support MBSR's positive impact...


Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions: An Introduction and Guide

by Wenn B. Lawson & Carol Povey Jessica Kingsley Publishers (August 21, 2015)

Packed with practical advice, this is the first book to address the challenges facing older people with autism. With first-hand stories and drawing on the latest research, it will help to support older adults...


Triumph Over Darkness

by Wendy Ann Wood & Marilyn Van Derbur Atria Books/Beyond Words (May 01, 2012)

This collection of prose and therapeutic insights creates a powerful commentary on incest, rape, abuse, and the recovery process.

     Women and men share their personal experiences of childhood abuse and...


A Psychiatrist's Guide to Successful Retirement and Aging: Coping with Change

by H Michael Zal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 14, 2016)

Baby Boomers are getting older and retiring in staggering numbers. They are also living longer than previous generations, so retirement can span decades. In this book, a seasoned psychiatrist addresses some...


Everyone Dies Young: Time Without Age

by Marc Augé & Jody Gladding Columbia University Press (April 26, 2016)

We are awash in time, savoring a few moments of it; we project ourselves into it, reinvent it, play with it; we take our time or let it slip away: it is the raw material of our imagination. Age, on the other...


The Millennial Mindset: Unraveling Fact from Fiction

by Regina Luttrell & Karen McGrath Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 14, 2016)

The Millennial Mindset introduces seven characteristics common to Millennials and debunks popular stereotypes associated with this generation. The authors offer parents, educators, managers, and co-workers insights...


Attachment in Adulthood, Second Edition: Structure, Dynamics, and Change

by Mario Mikulincer & Phillip R. Shaver The Guilford Press (April 20, 2016)

Synthesizing a vast body of empirical research and organizing it around a comprehensive conceptual model, this book is recognized as the definitive reference on adult attachment. The authors explain how what...


Chasing Life

by Sanjay Gupta Grand Central Life & Style (April 08, 2007)

For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that "practical immortality" was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree....


Aging Well

by George E. Vaillant Little, Brown Spark (December 13, 2008)

In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies...