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Encyclopedia of Geropsychology

Pachana Nancy A.

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ISBN: 9789812870810
This encyclopedia brings together key established and emerging research findings in geropsychology. In addition to that, the encyclopedia covers related disciplines such as neuroscience, social science, population health, public policy issues pertaining to retirement, epidemiology and demography and medicine.
Encyclopedia of Geropsychology
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  • Hardcover
ISBN: 9789812870810
This encyclopedia brings together key established and emerging research findings in geropsychology. In addition to that, the encyclopedia covers related disciplines such as neuroscience, social science, population health, public policy issues pertaining to retirement, epidemiology and demography and medicine.


This encyclopedia brings together key established and emerging research findings in geropsychology. In addition to that, the encyclopedia covers related disciplines such as neuroscience, social science, population health, public policy issues pertaining to retirement, epidemiology and demography and medicine.

Publisher Description

This encyclopedia brings together key established and emerging research findings in geropsychology. It is a comprehensive coverage of the entire breadth of the field, giving readers access to all major subareas and illustrating their interconnections with other disciplines. Entries delve deep into key areas of geropsychology such as perception, cognition, clinical, organizational, health, social, experimental and neuropsychology. In addition to that, the encyclopedia covers related disciplines such as neuroscience, social science, population health, public policy issues pertaining to retirement, epidemiology and demography and medicine. Paying careful attention to research internationally, it cites English and non-English empirical literature from around the globe. This encyclopedia is relevant to a wide audience that include researchers, clinicians, students, policy makers and nongovernmental agencies.

Author Biography

Nancy A Pachana, PhD is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology and founder and co-director of the Ageing Mind Initiative at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1992.

She has an international reputation in the area of geriatric mental health, particularly with her research on late-life anxiety disorders. Ranked in the top 10 cited anxiety researchers by publication number over the past 5 years in Web of Science, she co-developed the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI), a published short self-report inventory in wide clinical and research use globally which was translated into two dozen+ languages. She is also the founder and co-convener of the International Psychogeriatric Association's (IPA) late-life anxiety task force, which seeks to promote best-practice in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of such disorders globally. Her research interests include the measurement and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in later life, novel empirical interventions in residential aged care and for carers, measurement of cognitive decline and general health and well-being in later life. She received the Inaugural Alastair Heron Prize for Research in Dementia (2006) from the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society and has been an invited keynote at many conferences such as the presidential symposium for the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

Spanning the disciplines of gerontology, geriatric psychiatry and clinical psychology, her 160+ original articles in peer-reviewed international journals include 23 book chapters, and 3 edited and 1 authored book.

She is a member of the World Health Organisation Consultation Group on the Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in Older Adults which reports to the International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders. From 2009-2011 she was the only international member of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Dementia Assessment Guidelines, which serve as the US national guidelines for assessment of dementia and related conditions. In 2006 she led a team publishing guidelines for the provision of psychological services for older adults, adopted as part of the Australian Psychological Society national ethical codes of practice for psychologists in Australia. She has co-authored several major reports to government from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

She has received more than 9.5 million dollars in competitive research funding since 2006, including a CI on an Australian Ageing Productively Program Grant for $AU2.1 million, examining predictors of healthy ageing in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) and the Perth Health in Men Study, as well as co-PI on the newly funded Centre for Research Excellence in Women's Health in the 21st Century (CREW21) at UQ for $AU2.2 million. She is a CI on the newly refunded HABITAT (How Areas in Brisbane Influence health And activity) longitudinal study, with an $AU1.2 million NH&MRC 5 year project grant.

Professor Pachana contributes regularly to government and non-government programs. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) having served as Deputy Editor of IPA's International Psychogeriatrics and currently is on the editorial board of the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Science. She is co-founder and co-director of The University of Queensland Ageing Mind Initiative. In 2010 she was awarded an Australian Davos Connection (ADC) Future Summit Leadership Award, based on her expertise and leadership in the field of geropsychology.

Table of Contents

Ageing in a Community Environment Study (ACES).- Aging and Mental Health in a Longitudinal Study of Elderly Costa Ricans.- Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ALSA).- Berlin Aging Studies (BASE and BASE-II).- Blue zones.- Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: A Platform for Psychogeriatric Research.- China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.- Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study.- Cognition.- Dynamic Analyses to Optimise Ageing (DYNOPTA).- English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA).- Five Coop Study.- Fordham Centenarian Study.- Georgia Centenarian Study.- Health and Retirement Study: A Longitudinal Data Resource for Psychologists.- Health in Centenarians.- Health Span: SG90 Study.- Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal Study.- Heidelberg Centenarian Study.- Hongkong Centenarian Study.- IKARIA Study, Greece.- Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Study on Adult Development and Aging (ILSE).- Iowa Centenarian Study.- Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).- Japan's population ageing, and description of JSTAR project and participants, specifically focusing on psychological wellbeing and life experiences.- Korean Centenarian Study: Comprehensive Approach for Human Longevity.- Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoSA).- Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand, Te Puawaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ).- Longevity Gene Study/Longenity Study.- Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam.- Mental Health in Centenarians.- New England Centenarian Study.- Okinawa Centenarian Study.- Oporto Centenarian Study.- Social Resources and Centenarians.- SONIC Study, Japan.- Supercentenarians.- Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE ).- Swiss Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Study on the Oldest Old (SWILSOO).- Sydney Centenarian Study.- Tokyo Centenarian Study and Japan Semi-Supercentenarian Study.- Well-being in centenarians.- Activity Theory, Disengagement Theory, and Successful Aging.- Adaptive resources of the aging self: Assimilative and accommodative modes of coping.- Age and Time in Geropsychology.- Common Cause Theory in Aging.- Contextual Adult Life Span Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy (CALTAP) and Clinical Geropsychology.- Distance-to-Death Research in Geropsychology.- Emotional Development in Old Age.- History of Biomarkers in Geropsychology.- History of Clinical Geropsychology.- History of Cognitive Aging Research.- History of Cognitive Slowing Theory and Research.- History of Longitudinal Statistical Analyses.- History of Longitudinal Studies of Psychological Aging.- History of Research on Personality and Aging.- History of Sexual Orientation and Geropsychology.- Intersection of Philosophy and Psychology.- Life Management Through Selection, Optimization, and Compensation.- Life Span Developmental Psychology.- Life Span Developmental Psychopathology.- Motivational Theory of Lifespan Development.- Personality Trait Change in Old Age.- Plasticity of Aging.- Process and Systems Views of Aging and Memory.- Psychological Theories of Successful Aging.- Psychological Theories on Health and Aging.- Psychology of Longevity.- Resilience and Aging.- Second Generation Socio-emotional Selectivity Theories.- Self-Theories of the Aging Person.- Socio-emotional Selectivity Theory.-Stage Theories of Personality.- Stress and Coping Theory in Geropsychology.- Theories of Age Stereotyping and Views of Aging.- Theories of Environmental Influences on Aging and Behavior.- Theories of Grief and Bereavement.- Theories of Social Support and Aging.- Theories to Understand Stress and Coping in Caregivers.- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.- Age-Related Hearing Loss.- Anxiety and Cognition.- Anxiety Disorders in Later Life.- Assisted Living.- Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.- Behavioural analysis.- Bibliotherapy and Other Self-Administered Treatment.- Bipolar Disorder in Later Life.- Caregiving and Carer Stress.- Challenging Behavior.- Clinical Issues in Working with Older Adults.- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.- Comorbidity.- Depression and Cognition.- Depression in Later Life.- Eating Disorders and Eating Disordered Behaviors.- Elder Abuse and Neglect Family Therapy.- Gerontechnology.- Home-Based Primary Care.- Horticultural Therapy.- Insomnia and Clinical Sleep Disturbance.- Interpersonal Psychotherapy.- Interprofessional Care.- Lifestyle Factors on depression.- Long-Term Care.- Mindfulness Approaches.- Music Therapy.- Narrative approaches with older adults.- Pain and Pain Management.- Palliative care.- Person-Centered Care and Dementia Care Mapping.- Personality Disorders.- Prison Populations.- Problem-Solving Therapy.- sychodynamic and Humanistic Approaches.- Psychological and Personality Testing.- Psychology and Politics

PTSD and Trauma.- Reminiscence.- Remotivation Therapy.- Respite Care.- Restraint use in long term care.- Rumination.- Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders in Older Adults.- Small-scale homelike care in nursing homes.- Substance Use and Abuse.- Subsyndromal Psychiatric Disorders

Suicide.- Telemental health.- Training Psychologists in Aging.- Worry in Later Life.- Advocacy with Older Adults.- Age Stereotyping and Discrimination.- Age, Self and Identity: Structure, Stability and Adaptive Function.- Age-friendly communities.- Age-Related Positivity Effect and its Implications for Social and Health Gerontology.- Ageing, inequalities and health.- Aging and Psychological Well-Being.- Aging and Quality of Life.- Altruism and Prosocial Behaviour.- Attitudes and self perceptions of ageing.- Cognitive Dissonance in Aging.- Communication with older adults.- Cross-cultural aging

Disability and Ageing.- End of life care.- Filial Responsibility.- Grandparenthood and the Changing Nature of Social Relationships.- Housing Solutions for Older Adults.- Human and Civil Rights of Older People.- Intergenerational Relationships.- Late Life Transitions.- Leisure Activities in Later Life.- Loneliness and Social Embeddedness in Old Age.- Marriage and Divorce in Later Life.- Mental Health and Aging.- Migration and Aging.- Positive emotion processing.- Sexuality and Aging.- Social Cognition and Aging.- Social Connectedness and Health.- Social Exchange Theory and Aging.- Social Group Interventions for Older Adults.- Social Identity Change and Driving in Later Life.- Social Media and Aging.- Social Policies for Aging Societies.- Spirituality and religious participation in later life.- Strength and vulnerability integration.- Widowhood in late life.- Age and Intraindividual Variability.- Aging and Attention.- Aging and Driving.- Aging and Inhibition.- Aging and Semantic Memory.- Aging and Slowing of the Neuro-Motor System.- Aging/Memory: Dual Coding Theory.- Andropause: Understanding the Role of Male Hormones in the Aging Process.- Automaticity and Skill in Late Adulthood.- Behaviour Modification.- Brain Training Games.- Cognitive and Brain plasticity in Old Age.- Cognitive Changes, Normal and Age-Related.- Cognitive Compensation.- Cognitive Control and Self-Regulation.- Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging.- Cohort Effects.- Crystallized intelligence.- Decision Making.- Effects of Stress on Memory: Relevance for Human Aging.- Emotion-Cognition Interactions.- Ergonomics and demographics.- Event-Related Potentials.- Everyday Cognition.- Executive Functions Expertise.- Gender Differences in Memory and Cognition.- Individual Differences.- Intelligence and ageing.- Knowledge.- Language: Comprehension.- Language: Discourse Production and Communication.- Language: Naming.- Learning in Older Adults.- Memory: Autobiographical.- Memory: Episodic.- Memory: Implicit.- Memory: Procedural.- Memory: Training Methods and Benefits.- Memory:Rehabilitation.- Metacognition in Older Adulthood.- Physiological Effects on Cognition.- Problem solving.- Prospective memory: New perspectives for geropsychological research.- Response Time.- Risk Taking and Aging.- Sensory effects on cognition in later life.- Sleep Effects on Cognition with Aging.- Spatial Ability and Wayfinding.- Strategy Use.- Time Perception and Aging.- Visual and Haptic Perception.- Wisdom.- Working memory in older age.- Active Ageing.- Balance and Falls.- Burden of disease.- Cardiovascular health.- Complementary and alternative medicine.- Dual sensory loss.- Frailty in later life.- Health promotion.- Health-related Quality of life.- Healthy aging.- Incontinence and aging.- Life events.- Medication issues in later life.- Menopause.- Mobile e-health.- Nutrition and diet.- Obesity and weight gain in older people.- Older adults in the emergency health care setting.- Physical activity and aging.- Physical Therapy.- Primary care and older people.- Psycho-Social Wellbeing.- Psychological aspects of diabetes.- Quality of life in older people.- Resilience and health.- Rural Health and Aging: Global Perspectives.- Smoking.- Telemedicine.- Vision loss.- Oral health in Older Adults.- Agnosia and related disorders.- Alzheimer's Disease.- Aphasia In Later Life.- Apraxia.- Assessment of functional abilities in older adults (BADLs, IADLs).- Assessment strategies in geriatric neuropsychology.- Autistic Spectrum Disorders in later life.- Brain tumours in older adults.- Capacity assessment.- Cognitive Rehabilitation.- Delirium.- Dementia & Neurocognitive disorders.- ECT.- Encephalopathies.- Executive functioning.- Frailty and Cognition.- Frontotemporal dementias.- Genetics and epigenetics in later life.- Head Injury/TBI.- HIV and AIDS in Later Life.- Lewy Body Disease.- Mild Cognitive Impairment.- Neurocognitive markers of aging.- Neuroimaging.- Neuropsychological consequences of chronic disease in older persons.- Neurotrophic factors in aging.- Parkinson's disease.- Primary Progressive Aphasia.- Semantic dementia.- Subjective memory.- Vascular and mixed dementia.- Visuospatial abilities.- Younger Onset Dementia.- Affect and emotion regulation in aging workers.- Age and Blended Working.- Age Discrimination.- Age diversity at work.- Age stereotypes in the workplace.- Age, Organizational Citizenship Behaviors and Counterproductive Work Behaviors.- Age-Related Changes in Abilities.-Bridge Employment.- Career Development and Aging.- Conflict management and aging in the workplace.- Early and unplanned retirement.- Eldercare and Work.- Employee Green Behavior and Aging.- Employment of Older Workers.- Entrepreneurship and aging.- Financial Planning for Retirement.- Flexible Work Arrangements.- From work to retirement.- Human resource management and aging.- Job attitudes and age.- Job Crafting in Aging Employees.- Job Loss, Job Search and Reemployment in Later Adulthood.- Knowledge Retention at Work and Aging.- Leadership and Aging.- Lifelong Learning and Work.- Motivation to continue work after retirement.- Occupational Health, Well-Being, and Aging.- Organizational climates and age.- Organizational Strategies for Attracting, Utilizing, and Retaining Older Workers.- Organizational Wisdom and Aging.- Person-environment fit and motive-congruency in the context of work and aging.- Post-retirement Career Planning.- Proactivity and Aging at Work.- Psychological contracts and age.- Purpose, Meaning, and Work in Later Life.- Recruitment and Selection of older workers.- Retirement and cognitive functioning.- Retirement and Continuity Theory.- Retirement and Social Policy.- Retirement Planning and Adjustment.- Retirement Villages.- Role of Age in Workplace Mentoring.- Role of Children in Their Parents' Retirement Processes.- Selection, Optimization, and Compensation at Work in Relation to Age.- Stereotype threat and aging in the workplace.- Stress and Well-Being: Its Relationship to Work and Retirement for Older Workers.- Subjective Age and Work.- Sustainable Employability and Aging.- Technology and Older Workers.- Timing of Retirement.- Training at work and aging.- Volunteering in older adults in retirement.- Women and Retirement.- Work Context and Personality Development.- Across Adulthood.- Work Design and Aging.- Work motivation and aging.- Workplace Creativity, Innovation, and Age.

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