Studying Adult Development and Aging
1.1 PERSPECTIVES ON ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING
Discovering Development: Myths and Stereotypes about Aging • The Life-Span Perspective • The Demographics of Aging • Global Aging Quiz: A Test of Your Knowledge of Global Aging for the 21st Century
1.2 ISSUES IN STUDYING ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING
The Forces of Development • Interrelations among the Forces: Developmental Influences • Culture and Ethnicity • The Meaning of Age • Core Issues in Development • Current Controversies: Does Personality in Young Adulthood Determine Personality in Old Age?
Measurement in Adult Development and Aging Research • General Designs for Research • Designs for Studying Development • Integrating Findings from Different Studies • Conducting Research Ethically • How Do We Know? Conflicts between Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Data
SOCIAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS
Summary • Review Questions • Integrating Concepts in Development • Key Terms • Resources