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PSYC 8815 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 8815 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.


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


Carreon, D., & Noymer, A. (2011). Health-related quality of life in older adults: Testing the double jeopardy hypothesis. Journal of Aging Studies, 25(4), 371-379.


Cornwell, B., Laumann, E. O., & Schumm, L. (2008). The Social Connectedness of Older Adults: A National Profile. American Sociological Review, 73(2), 185-203.


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.


Lapierre, S., Erlangsen, A., Waern, M., De Leo, D., Oyama, H., Scocco, P., & ... Quinnett, P. (2011). A systematic review of elderly suicide prevention programs. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 32(2), 88-98.


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.


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. Intimacy and Aging, 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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