Adult Development and Aging: The Canadian Experience, 2e

Lori Harper, Bonnie Dobbs

As Canada experiences explosive growth in its older adult population, more occupations are confronted with a rapidly aging society and the need to understand the particularity of aging vis-à-vis Canadian laws, healthcare options and policies, and social support systems. The second edition of Adult Development and Aging addresses this need with a realistic view of aging in modern Canadian society. Rather than use mental and physical decline as the lens through which to study adult development and aging, this text explores the cultural make-up of Canada and how cultural beliefs about and respect for elders manifests and impacts Canadian society while taking a positive approach to aging that highlights the many positive experiences of later life. With updated research and case studies, coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, a deeper look into the aging experiences of Indigenous Peoples, and extended coverage of cognitive changes, Adult Development and Aging equips students with the facts, data, and knowledge they need to meet the challenges of an aging society.

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Table of Contents for Adult Development and Aging: The Canadian Experience, 2e

  • About this Course
  • Chapter 1: Issues to Consider in the Study of Adult Development
  • Chapter 2: Research Designs and Ethical Issues
  • Chapter 3: Physical Changes Associated with Aging
  • Chapter 4: Cognitive Changes, Post-Formal Thought, and Wisdom
  • Chapter 5: Longevity, Health, and Functioning
  • Chapter 6: Mental Health and Mental Health Disorders
  • Chapter 7: Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Chapter 8: Canada's Ethnic Diversity
  • Chapter 9: Aging and Personality Development
  • Chapter 10: Relationships
  • Chapter 11: Work, Retirement, and Leisure
  • Chapter 12: Living Arrangements of Older Adults
  • Chapter 13: Dying: Another Stage of Life