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most frequently cited text in Adult Development area studies, websites and syllabi.

Birren, J.E. and Schaie, K.W. (eds.) Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Blanchard-Fields, F..&. Hess, T.M (Eds.), Perspectives on cognitive change in adulthood and aging. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Cavanaugh, J.C. & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2002). Adult Development and Aging
(Fourth Edition).Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Thomson Learning.

Cavanaugh. J. C., & Whitbourne, S. K. (Eds.), (1999). Gerontology: An interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.

Craik, F. I. M., & Salthouse, T. A. (Eds.) (2000). The handbook of aging and cognition (2nd ed., pp. 293-357). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Hess, T. M., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (1999). Social Cognition and Aging. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Kausler, D. H. (1994). Learning and memory in normal aging. San Diego: Academic Press.

Rowe & Kahn (1998). Successful aging. New York: Pantheon.

Park, D., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.) (1999). Cognitive aging. A primer. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis.

Perfect, T. J., & Maylor, E. A. (2000). Models of cognitive aging. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stuart-Hamilton, I. The Psychology of Ageing


Other Mentionable Texts (alphabetical)

Afifi, A., & Clark, V. (1984). Computer-aided multivariate anaysis. Belmont, CA:

Baltes, P. B., Reese, H W., & Nesselroade, J. R. (1988). Life-span developmental psychology: Introduction to research methods. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Bee, H. L. & Bjorklund, B. R. (2000). The journey of adulthood (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Birren, J. (Ed.) (1996). Encyclopedia of gerontology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Blieszner, R., & Bedford, V. H. (Eds.). (1995). Handbook of aging and the family. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. (Paperback edition is 1996, Aging and the Family: Theory and Research, Praeger).

Cerella, J. Rybash, J.. Hoyer, W &. Commons, M. L (Eds.), (1993). Adult information processing: Limits on loss. San Diego: Academic Press.

Cook, T. D., & Campbell, D. T. (1979). Quasi-experimentation: Design and anlysis. Boston,MA: Houghton-Mifflin.

Cox, H. (Ed.) (2004). Annual editions: Aging 04/05 (16th ed.). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

Erikson, E., Erikson, J., & Kivnick, H. (1986/1994). Vital involvement in old age. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Foos, P. W. (2003). Human aging. Boston: Allyn & Bacon/Pearson Education, Inc.

Haberlandt, K. (1999). Human memory. Exploration and application. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Hacker, D. (2003). A writer’s reference (5th ed.). Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press.

Hacker, C. D. J, Dunlosky, J. & Graesser, A. C. (Eds.), (1998). Metacognition in educational theory and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Hansson, R. O., & Carpenter, B. N. (1994). Relationships in old age. New York: The Guilford Press.

Houts, P. S., Bucher, J., & Nezu, A. M. (2000). Caregiving: A step-by-step resource for caring for people with cancer at home. American Cancer Society.

Howell, D. C. (1992). Statistical methods for psychology, 3rd ed. Boston, MA: PWS-Kent.

Hoyer, W. J., Rybash, J. M., & Roodin, P. A., (1999). Adult development and aging (fourth edition). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 069725301-5.

Lemme, B.H.: Development in Adulthood, 3rd Ed.

Mace, N. L., & Rabins, P. V. (2001). The 36 hour day: A family guide to caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementing illnesses, and memory loss in later life. Warner Books.

Mahoney & Restak (1998). The longevity strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection.

McKhann & Albert (2002). Keep your brain young: The complete guide to physical and emotional health and longevity.

Morrison, J. E. (Ed.), (1991)Training for performance: Principles of applied human learning (pp. 93-125). New York: Wiley.

Neath, I. (1998). Human memory. An introduction to research, data, and theory. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole.

Neuman, W. L. (1997). Social research methods. (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Sankar, A. (1999). Dying at home: A family guide for caregiving. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Schaie, K. W. (1996). Intellectual development in adulthood. Cambridge: University Press.

Schaie, K. W., & Willis, S. L. (2001). Adult development and aging (5th ed.). New
York: Harper Collins.

Scharlach, A. E., & Kaye, L. W. (1997). Controversial issues in aging. Needham
Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Schulz, R. & Salthouse, T. (1999) Adult Development & Aging: Myths and Emerging Realities, 3rd Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. ISBN # 0-13-080766-4.

Searleman, A., & Herrmann, D. (1994). Memory from a broader perspective. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Shanks, L. K. (1999). Your name is Hughes Hannibal Shanks. New York: Penguin Books, 1999.

Smyer, M.A. & Qualls, S.H. (1999). Aging and Mental Health. Cambridge, MA:
Blackwell Publishers.

Tabachnick, B. G., & Fidell, L. S. (1996). Using multivariate statistics. (3rd ed.). New York: Harper Collins.

Tulving, E., & Craik, F. I M. (Eds.) (2000). The Oxford handbook of memory. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Zarit, S. H., & Zarit, J. M. (1998). Mental disorders in older adults: Fundamentals of assessment and treatment. New York: Guilford.



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