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Aging, Spirituality and Religion, Volume II

Edited by Susan McFadden and Melvin Kimble

Aging, Spirituality and Religion Vol 2 by McFaddenThe practical handbook on aging, spirituality, and religion for practitioners working with the elderly

Aging, Spirituality, and Religion, Volume 1 published in 1995 by Fortress Press, provided the sociological, psychological, and theological perspectives for examining the ways in which spirituality and religion are experienced by aging persons in our society. As such, it provided the theoretical foundations for considering aging, spirituality and religion. Volume II picks up where Volume I left off—with practical advice and tools for ministry with the aging in a variety of settings. Gerontological and theological perspectives undergird the practical guidance and a final section treats of the unique ethical issues involved in ministry with the aging.

ISBN: 0800632737, Published by Fortress Press January 2003

The Role of Emotions in Social and Personality Development

by Carol Magai and Susan McFadden

The Role of Emotions by McFadden'This important book on the psychology of emotions would be a useful addition to libraries serving both baccalaureate and graduate programs in psychology....insightful.'--Choice

This up-to-date summary of research in the field highlights the pivotal role that emotions play in personality formation and social behavior. The authors discuss this research in its historical context, placing current developments within the broader framework of the field's own research history, and that of developmental psychology in general. They treat developmental topics from both the classic age-comparative and normative-descriptive approaches, as well as from an individual differences perspective.

From Book News, Inc. , June 1, 1995
Summarizes research in the field and provides a historical context to social and personality development and developmental psychology, emphasizing the role of emotions in personality formation and social behavior. Assesses current theories and alternate models in areas such as attachment, emotion expression, and personality change. Presents a functionalist analysis of personality development and explains how behavioral propensities become structuralized in personality. Includes case examples. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Hardcover (March 1995) Plenum Publishing Corp; ISBN: 0306448661

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Aging, Spirituality, and Religion: A Handbook edited

by Melvin Kimble, Susan H. McFadden, James W. Ellor and James J. Seeber

Aging, Spirituality, and Religion Vol 1 by McFaddenSpecialists from subdivisions of gerontology examine the ways religion and spirituality are experienced by aging persons within an aging society. It aims to encompass the wholeness of the elder's life, including spiritual yearnings that are often shaped by religious faith and practice. Eminent contributors from a variety of disciplines explore this new terrain of an emerging interdisciplinary field. The result is a volume that will function as the standard reference work in the area, an important tool for professionals and students in health care, psychology, spiritual ministry, and gerontology.

Hardcover - 637 pages (June 1995) Fortress Press; ISBN: 0800626672 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.96 x 9.32 x 6.47

Handbook of Emotion,  Adult Development, and Aging

edited by Carol Magai and Susan H. McFadden 

Handbook of Emotion by McFadden"This volume casts a wide net in its coverage of the intersection of two vibrant fields, aging and emotion...The editors deserve credit for bringing together an excellent group of contributors...Strengths of the volume include its coverage of multiple models and perspectives...and its call for the use of diverse methods...for the study of emotion in adulthood...As the first handbook to address the intersection of emotion and aging, I expect this book to serve an important function in launching or galvanizing the field. The book scores well in terms of suggesting fruitful research avenues for pursuit of further study. It could be useful for graduate seminars and for scholars who wish to integrate work on emotion and adult development." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

"This is an exceptionally good collection of papers on emotion. It is an added bonus that they also deal with issues related to human development and aging...The handbook's focus on developmental themes is a special contribution. Although research on emotion has increased in recent years, relatively little has appeared on emotional processes in the middle and later parts of the life span. This book directly addresses these issues and does so in ways that clarify basic emotional processes at all levels. Although aimed at professionals and researchers in the field, many of the chapters will be accessible to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students with backgrounds in psychology, sociology, anthropology, or nursing." --CHOICE

The field of emotions research has recently seen an unexpected period of growth and expansion, both in traditional psychological literature and in gerontology. The Handbook of Emotion, Adult Development, and Aging provides a broad overview and summary of where this field stands today, specifically with reference to life course issues and aging. Written by a distinguished group of contributing authors, the text is grounded in a life span developmental framework, while advancing a multidimensional view of emotion and its development and incorporating quantitative and qualitative research findings. The book is divided into five parts. Part One discusses five major theoretical perspectives including biological, discrete emotions, ethological, humanistic, and psychosocial. Part Two on affect and cognition discusses the role of emotion in memory, problem solving, and internal perceptions of self and gender. Part Three on emotion and relationships expands on the role of emotion in sibling and parent/child relationships, as well as relationships between friends and romantic partners, and the emotional reaction to interpersonal loss across the life span. Part Four on stress, health, and psychological well-being treats issues of stress and coping, religion, personality, and quality of life. The final part on continuity and change in emotion patterns and personality discusses emotion and emotionality throughout the life span. An ideal reference source for professionals across a wide range of disciplines, the text summarizes recent important developments in this fast growing area of psychology and proposes many new directions for future research.

ISBN: 0124649955 Published: September 1996 Academic Press

Aging and the Meaning of Time: A Multidisciplinary Exploration

edited by Susan McFadden and Robert C. Atchley

Aging and the Meaning of Time by McFaddenAs we confront our own mortality, we might ask, “What has my long life meant and how have the years shaped me?” or “How

long must I suffer?” Such questions reflect time-consciousness, the focus of this new volume. The authors, from diverse
disciplines in gerontology, act as guides in the exploration of the realms of time in later life and its meanings. As they examine
how the study of time can give new meanings to aging, they also consider the religious and spiritual questions raised when
human beings consider the temporal boundaries of life. This volume honors Melvin Kimble’s contribution to gerontology and
represents a new direction in the study of religion, spirituality, and aging.

2001 280pp ISBN 0-8261-1404-0 hardcover, US Price $42.95, Springer Publishing Company

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