Adult Development and Aging (7th Edition) by John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields

By John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields

Written inside a bio-psychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields' best-selling publication covers the explicit ages-stages of grownup improvement and getting older. In its unprecedented insurance of present study and conception, 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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Biological forces include all genetic and healthrelated factors that affect development. Examples of biological forces include menopause, facial wrinkling, and changes in the major organ systems. 2. Psychological forces include all internal perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and personality factors that affect development. Collectively, psychological forces provide the characteristics we notice about people that make them individuals. 3. Sociocultural forces include interpersonal, societal, cultural, and ethnic factors that affect development.

Sociocultural forces include interpersonal, societal, cultural, and ethnic factors that affect development. Sociocultural forces provide the overall contexts in which we develop. 4. Life-cycle forces reflect differences in how the same event or combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural forces affects people at different points in their lives. Life-cycle forces provide the context for the developmental differences of interest in adult development and aging. 8 The biopsychosocial framework shows that human development results from interacting forces.

In fact, most developmental research is correlational at some level because age cannot be manipulated within an individual. This means we can describe a great many developmental phenomena, but we cannot explain very many of them. Case Studies. Sometimes researchers cannot obtain measures directly from people and are able only to watch them carefully. In certain situations, researchers may be able to study a single individual in great detail in a case study. This technique is especially useful when researchers want to investigate very rare phenomena, such as uncommon diseases or people with extremely high ability.

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