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PSYC 6815 Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PSYC 6815 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Alkema, G.E. & Alley, D.E. (2006). Gerontology’s future: An integrative model for disciplinary advancement. The Gerontologist, 46(5), 574-582.

Armstrong, T. D., & Crowther, M. R. (2002). Spirituality among older African Americans. Journal of Adult Development, 9, 3-12.

Blanchard-Fields, F. (2007). Everyday problem solving and emotion: An adult developmental perspective. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(1), 26-33.

Fernandez-Ballesteros, R. (2002). Social support and quality of life among older people in Spain. Journal of Social Issues, 58, 645-659.

Fuller-Iglesias, H., Smith, J., & Antonucci, T. C. (2009). Theories of Aging From a Life-Course and Life-Span Perspective. Annual Review Of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 293-25.

Ong, A. D., Bergeman, C. S., Bisconti, T.L., & Wallace, K.A. (2006). Psychological resilience, positive emotions, and successful adaptation to stress in later life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91(4), 730-749.

Pinquart, M. & Sorensen, S. (2000). Influences of socioeconomic status, social network, and competence on subjective well-being in later life: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Aging, 15(2), 187-234.

Sarkisian, C. A., Lee-Henderson, M. H., & Mangione, C. M. (2003). Do depressed older adults who attribute depression to “old age” believe it is important to seek care? Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18, 1001-1005.

Skultety, K.M. (2007). Addressing issues of sexuality with older couples. Generations, 31(3), 31-38

Williams, K. N. & Warren, C.A.B. (2008). Assisted living and the aging trajectory. Journal of Women & Aging, 20(3), 309-312

Winningham, R.G. & Pile, N.L. (2007). A cognitive intervention to enhance institutionalized older adults’ social support networks and decrease loneliness. Aging & Mental Health, 11(6), 716-722.

Zeiss, A. M., & Godley, J. K. (2001). Sexuality in older adults’ relationships. Generations, 18-25.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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