1st Edition

Life-span Perspectives and Social Psychology

Edited By R. P. Abeles Copyright 1987
    196 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    First published in 1987. There is a wide gap between life-span research and mainstream social psychology, and this book strikes a bright spark between these poles. promising as a corrective to narrowness and sterility. The chapters reflect a wide variety of approaches in social psychology, as well as considerable breadth in the range of ideas from life-span human development that are brought to bear.

    Introduction, Ronald P. Abeles; Chapter 1 Implications of the Life-Span Approach for Research on Attitudes and Social Cognition, David O. Sears; Chapter 2 Attributions as Dynamic Elements in a Lifespan Social Psychology, Thomas O. Blank; Chapter 3 Contemporary Social Psychology and Aging, George Banziger; Chapter 4 Personal Control Through the Life Course, Judith Rodin; Chapter 5 The Self in Temporal Perspective, Kenneth J. Gergen, Mary M. Gergen; Chapter 6 Social Support and Social Networks, Robert L Kahn, Elaine Wethington, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton;


    Behavioral Sciences Research National Institute on Aging.