Psychology of Adulthood
Women Rowing North
Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1632869608
Presents a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age, exploring how the myriad roles and challenges of women can help promote balance and a transcendent sense of well-being.
Bad Childhood---Good Life
How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood
Paperback ISBN: 0060577878
The best-selling author of The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands seeks to help the reader acknowledge that the past influences the present and explains how to understand each person's unique coping style and how to tap into the extraordinary quality of human spirit that will create the transition from victim to victor. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
How to Finally, Really Grow Up
Paperback ISBN: 1592402070
The Jungian analyst author of the best-selling The Middle Passage and The Eden Project describes the sometimes difficult emotional process of transitioning into the second half of life, counseling readers on how to discover career fulfillment, renew a stagnating relationship, face mortality, and more. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives
Women in Second Adulthood
Paperback ISBN: 0452287219
A lighthearted road map through the challenging terrain of middle life for today's women features anecdotal stories, scientific information, and the author's own personal experiences to share inspirational insights into how to render the second half of life a period of accomplishment, passion, and self-discovery. Reprint.
Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up
Paperback ISBN: 1684031931
Provides evidence-based skills and empowering strategies to young adults to help them navigate and cope with feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and stress that may be getting in the way of living an independent, fulfilling adult life. Original.
The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain
The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
Paperback ISBN: 0143118870
Draws on new research to examine the brain's peak capacity in middle age, explaining how a growth of white matter and brain connectors enables improved judgment, cognitive function, and problem solving.
The Third Chapter
Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0374275491
Citing a growing population of middle-aged citizens and a mainstream perspective that its members are neither young nor old, a demographic assessment explores the ways in which today's people between the ages of fifty and seventy-five are redefining beliefs about maturity, power, and sexuality.
How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps
Paperback ISBN: 153872913x
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING GUIDE, WITH UPDATED MATERIAL AND A NEW FOREWORD If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way. Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable--and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn: - What to check for when renting a new apartment--Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. - When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world (It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.) - How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--Imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. - The secret to finding a mechanic you love--Or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
Attachment in Adulthood
Structure, Dynamics, and Change
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1462533817
Synthesizing a vast body of empirical research and organizing it around a comprehensive conceptual model, this book is recognized as the definitive reference on adult attachment. The authors explain how what began as a theory of child development is now used to conceptualize and study nearly all aspects of social functioning across the lifespan, including mental representations of self and others, emotion regulation, personal goals and strivings, couple relationships, caregiving, sexuality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, and organizational behavior. The origins and measurement of individual differences in adult attachment are examined, as is the question of whether and how attachment patterns can change. New to This Edition: *Reflects major advances, including hundreds of new studies. *Clarifies and extends the authors' influential model of attachment-system functioning. *Cutting-edge content on genetics and on the neural and hormonal substrates of attachment. *Increased attention to the interplay among attachment and other behavioral systems, such as caregiving and sexuality. *Expanded discussion of attachment processes in counseling and psychotherapy. *Additional coverage of leadership, group dynamics, and religion.
Informal and Formal Helpers
Paperback ISBN: 1138876259
Caregiving has emerged as a critical issue in the second half of the life cycle. With the growth of the older population, there have been dramatic increases in the number of people needing care and assistance. The responsibility for care typically falls on families at a time when they have limited resources to meet these needs. At a societal level, the need for care for growing numbers of disabled elders poses a major challenge for how to organize supportive services in an efficient and responsive system. Bringing together multiple perspectives on caregiving, the authors' explore informal and formal family caregiving and the pivotal issue of how these systems interface and interact. An overview of this variation is provided by examining family caregiving from three perspectives: * the effects of culture on helping patterns and family responsibility, * how different disabilities affect patterns of family care, and * longitudinal perspectives on the impact that caregiving has on family members.