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The Psychology of Retirement

1st Edition

By Doreen Rosenthal, Susan Moore

Routledge

112 pages

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pub: 2018-10-09
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Description

How can you make the most of retirement? How should you plan for retirement? What are the challenges of retirement and how can they be dealt with?

 

The Psychology of Retirement looks at this life stage as a journey that involves challenges, opportunities, setbacks, periods of disenchantment and, often, exciting new beginnings. Taking a positive approach, the book explores how retirement provides opportunities to cultivate new friendships, interests and hobbies, consolidate and renegotiate long-held ones, and even re-invent oneself in a post-work environment. It also emphasizes the value of pre-retirement planning, and the importance of establishing new goals and purposes. 

 

Retirement can be a period of significant psychological growth and development and The Psychology of Retirement shows how it can herald the beginning of a vibrant and active stage of life.

Table of Contents

1. THE NEW RETIREMENT

2. THE JOURNEY: TRANSITIONING FROM WORKER TO RETIREE

3. FINANCIAL SECURITY OR FINANCIAL STRESS?

4. RETIREMENT, HEALTH AND WELLBEING

5. RENEGOTIATING SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

6. RE-SHAPING IDENTITY IN RETIREMENT

7. MAKING THE MOST OF RETIREMENT

References

Index

About the Authors

Emeritus Professor Doreen Rosenthal and Emeritus Professor Susan Moore are social researchers and retired academics who write extensively for both academic and non-academic audiences. They have jointly authored books on adolescence, sexuality, grandparenting, and retirement. They take their own advice about retirement, aiming to stay mentally, physically and socially active.

About the Series

The Psychology of Everything

People are fascinated by psychology, and what makes humans tick. Why do we think and behave the way we do? We’ve all met armchair psychologists claiming to have the answers, and people that ask if psychologists can tell what they’re thinking. The Psychology of Everything is a series of books which debunk the popular myths and pseudo-science surrounding some of life’s biggest questions.

The series explores the hidden psychological factors that drive us, from our subconscious desires and aversions, to our natural social instincts. Absorbing, informative, and always intriguing, each book is written by an expert in the field, examining how research-based knowledge compares with popular wisdom, and showing how psychology can truly enrich our understanding of modern life.

Applying a psychological lens to an array of topics and contemporary concerns - from sex, to fashion, to conspiracy theories - The Psychology of Everything will make you look at everything in a new way.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY043000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging