Textbooks in Adult Development and Aging

Introductory/General Adult Development

Psychological Focus


  • Arnett, J. J. (2012). Human Development: A Cultural Approach. Pearson.
  • Bjorklund, B. (2010). Journey of Adulthood (7th Ed.). Pearson.
  • Boyd, D., & Bee, H. L., (2012). Lifespan Development. Pearson.
  • Cavanaugh, J.C., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2011). Adult Development and Aging (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  • Fingerman, K. L., Berg, C., Smith, J., & Antonucci, T. C. (Eds.) (2010). Handbook of Life Span Development. Springer.
  • Moody, H. R., & Sasser, J. R. (2011). Aging: Concepts and Controversies.  Sage.
  • Whitbourne, S. K., & Sliwinski, M. (2012). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging.  Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Whitbourne, S. K., & Whitbourne, S. B. (2010). Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (4th Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell
  • Bee, H.L. (2000). The Journey of Adulthood (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Bee, H. & Boyd, D.  (2002). Lifespan Development.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Bush, S.S. (2009). Geriatric Mental Health Ethics:  A Casebook. New York:  Springer Publishing Company.
  • Bush, S.S., & Martin, T.A. (Eds.) (2005).  Geriatric Neuropsychology:  Practice Essentials.  New York:  Psychology Press.
  • Erber, J.T. (2009).  Aging and Older Adulthood (2nd ed.).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Foos, P.W., & Clark, M.C. (2003).  Human Aging.  Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Hayslip, B., Panek, P., & Patrick, J.H. (2007). Adult Development and Aging (4th ed.). Melbourne, FL:  Krieger Publishing.
  • Hoyer, W. J., & Roodin, P. A. (2009). Adult Development and Aging (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Lemme, B.H. (2006). Development in adulthood (4th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Papalia, D.E., Sterns, H.L., Feldman, R.D., & Camp, C.J., (2007). Adult development and aging (3rd ed.). NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Schaie, K.W., & Willis, S.L. (2002). Adult development and aging (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Stuart-Hamilton, I. (2000). The psychology of ageing (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Whitbourne, S. K. (2005). Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychological Perspectives (2nd Ed.).  New York: Wiley. 


  • Belsky, J. (1997). The Adult Experience. West Publishing Company.
  • Belsky, J. (1999). The Psychology of Aging (3rd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
  • Kimmel, D.C. (1990).  Adulthood and Aging: An Interdisciplinary, Developmental View (3rd ed.).  New York: Wiley.
  • Perlmutter, M., & Hall, E. (1995). Adult Development and Aging (2nd ed.). NY:  Wiley.
  • Schulz, R., & Salthouse, T. (1999). Adult development and aging: Myths and emerging realities (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Smolak, L. (1993). Adult development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Stevens-Long, J., & Commons, M.L. (1991). Adult life: Developmental processes. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield.
  • Thomas, J. L. (1992). Adulthood and Aging. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Vezina, J., Cappeliez, P., & Landreville, P. (1995). Psychologie Gerontologique. Montreal: GaetanMorin.
  • Whitbourne, S. K. (1996). The Aging Individual: Physical and Psychological Perspectives. New York: Springer.

Sociological Focus


  • Hillier, S. M., Barrow, G., M. (2010). Aging, the individual, and society (9th Ed.). Wadsworth.

  • Hooyman, N., & Kiyak, H. A. (2011). Social gerontology: A multidisciplinary perspective (9th Ed.). Pearson.

  • Novak, M. (2012). Issues in aging. Pearson.

2000 - 2009

  • Atchley, R.C., & Barusch, A.S. (2004).  Social forces and aging (10th ed.).
  • Cox, H. (2000). Aging (13th ed.). Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.
  • Ferrini, A.F., & Ferrini, R.L. (2008).  Health in the later years (4th ed.).  Boston: McGraw-Hill.
  • Markson, E. W. (2003).  Social gerontology today: An introduction.  Los Angeles:  Roxbury.
  • Novak, M. (2009).  Issues in Aging (2nd ed.).  Boston: Pearson.

1990 - 1999

  • Achenbaum, W. A., Weiland, S., & Haber, C. (1996). Key words in sociocultural gerontology. New York: Springer.

  • Aiken, L.R. (1995). Aging: An introduction to gerontology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Aiken, L. R. (1998). Human development in adulthood. New York: Plenum Press.

  • Barrow, G.M. (1992). Aging, the individual, and society (5th ed.). St. Paul, MN: West.

  • Bengtson, V. L. (1996). Adulthood and aging: Research on continuities and discontinuities. New York: Springer.

  • Crandall, R.C. (1991). Gerontology: A behavioral science approach (2nd. Ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

  • Hooyman, N.R., & Kiyak, H.A. (1996). Social gerontology: A multidisciplinary perspective. (4th Ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

  • Matcha, D. A. (1997). The Sociology of Aging: A Social Problems Perspective. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

  • McPherson, B.D. (1990). Aging as a social process: An introduction to individual and population aging. (2nd Ed.). Austin, TX: Butterworth.

  • Moody, H. R. (1994). Aging: concepts and controversies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press.

  • Palmore, E. B. (1998). The Facts on Aging Quiz (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing.

  • Stoller, E.P., & Gibson, R.C. (1994). Worlds of difference: Inequality in the aging experience. CA: Pine Forge Press.

< 1989

  • Aiken, L.R. (1989). Later Life (3rd ed). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Advanced Texts


  • Binstock, R. H., & George, L., K. (2010). Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences (7th Ed.). Elsevier Academic Press.

  • Hoare, C. (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Reciprocal Adult Development and Learning (2nd Ed.). Oxford University Press.

  • Masoro, E. J., & Austad, S. (2010). Handbook of the Biology of Aging (7th Ed.). Elsevier Academic Press

  • Radvin, L. D., & Katzen, H. L. (2012). Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia. Springer.

  • Reich, J. W., Zautra, A. J., & Hall, J. S. (2010). Handbook of Adult Resilience. Guilford Press.

  • Wilmoth, J., Ferraro, K. (2012). Gerontology: Perspectives and Issues (4th Ed.). Springer.


  • Aldwin, C.M., Park, C.L., & Spiro, A., III. (Eds.). (2007). Handbook of health psychology and aging.  New York: Guilford Press.

  • Binstock, R.H., George, L.K., Cutler, S., Hendricks, J., & Schulz, J. (Eds.) (2006). Handbook of aging and the social sciences (6th ed). San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press.

  • Birren, J.E., & Schaie, K.W. (Eds.) (2006). Handbook of the psychology of aging (6th ed.). San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press.

  • Blackburn, J., & Dulmus, C. (Eds.) (2007). Handbook of gerontology: Evidence-based approaches to theory, practice, and policy.  New York: Wiley.

  • Bosworth, H.B., & Hertzog, C. (2009).  Aging and cognition: Research methodologies and empirical advances.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Demick, J., & Andreoletti, C. (Eds.).  (2003). Handbook of adult development.  New York: Springer.

  • Hoare, C. (Ed.). (2006). Handbook of adult development and learning.  New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Schulz, R. (Ed.). (2006). The encyclopedia of aging (4th ed.). New York: Springer. 

  • Settersten, R.A., Jr. (Ed.) (2003).  Invitation to the life course: Toward new understandings of later life. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing.

  • Settersten, R.A., Jr., & Owens, T. (Eds.) (2002).  Advances in life‑course research: New frontiers in socialization.  London: Elsevier Science, Ltd.

  • Willis, S. L., & Martin, M. (Eds.). (2005). Middle adulthood: A lifespan perspective.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

1990 - 1999

  • Blieszner, R., & Bedford, V. H. (Eds.). (1995). Handbook of aging and the family. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Cavanaugh, J. C., & Whitbourne, S. K. (Eds.). (1999). Gerontology: An interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Dixon, R.A. & Baeckman, L. (Eds). (1995). Compensating for psychological deficits and declines: Managing losses and promoting gains . Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Heckhausen, J., & Dweck, C.S. (Eds.) (1998). Motivation and self-regulation across the life span. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lawton, M. P., & Salthouse, T. A. (Eds.). (1998). Essential papers on the psychology of aging. New York: New York University Press.
  • Magai, C., & McFadden, S.H. (Eds.) (1996). Handbook of emotion, adult development, and aging. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Settersten, R.A., Jr. (1999).  Lives in time and place: The problems and promises of developmental science.  Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing.
  • Willis, S. L., & Reid, J. D. (Eds.). (1999). Life in the middle: Psychological and social development in middle age . San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Woodruff-Pak, D. S. (1997)The neuropsychology of aging . Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

Cognition and Aging


  • Budson, A. E., & Kowall, N. W. (Eds.) (2011). The Handbook of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Naveh-Benjamin, M., & Ohta, N. (2011). Memory and aging: Current issues and future directions. Psychology Press
  • Noggle, C., Dean, R., Bush, S. S., & Anderson, S. (2012). Neuropsychology of cortisol dementias. Springer.
  • Salthouse, T. (2010). Major issues in cognitive aging. Oxford University Press.

2000 - 2009

  • Bialystok, E., & Craik, F.I.M. (Eds.). (2006). Lifespan cognition:  Mechanisms of change.  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Bosworth, H.B., & Hertzog, C. (Eds.). (2009).  Aging and Cognition: Research Methodologies and Empirical Advances.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Cabeza, R., Nyberg, L., & Park, D. (Eds.) (2005).  Cognitive neuroscience of aging.  New York:  Oxford University Press.
  • Chodzko-Zajko, W., Kramer, A.F., & Poon, L.W. (Eds.). (2009).  Enhancing Cognitive Functioning and Brain Plasticity.  Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Craik, F. I. M., & Salthouse, T. A. (Eds.) (2000). The Handbook of Aging and Cognition (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Craik, F. I. M., & Salthouse, T. A. (Eds.) (2008). The Handbook of Aging and Cognition (3rd ed.). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Dixon, R.A., Bäckman, L., & Nilsson, L-G.  (2004).  New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mayr, U., Spieler, D., & Kliegl, R. (2001).  Ageing and Executive Control.  Howe, UK:  Psychology Press.
  • Naveh-Benjamin, M., Moscovitch, M., & Roediger, H.L., III. (Eds.). (2001).  Perspectives on Human Memory and Cognitive Aging: Essays in Honour of Fergus Craik.  New York:  Psychology Press.
  • Park, D. C., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.). (2000). Cognitive aging: A primer. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
  • Perfect, T.J., & Maylor, E.A. (Eds.) (2000).  Models of Cognitive Aging.  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Poon, L.W., Chodzko-Zajko, W., & Tomporowski, P.D. (2006).  Active living, cognitive functioning, and aging.  Champaign, IL:  Human Kinetics.
  • Schaie, K. W. (2005). Developmental influences on adult intelligence. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Spirduso, W.W., Poon, L.W., & Chodzko-Zajko, W. (2008).  Exercise and its Mediating Effects on Cognition.  Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Stern, P. C., & Carstensen, L. L. (Eds.). (2000). The Aging Mind: Opportunities in Cognitive Research. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  • Whitbourne, S.K., & Willis, S.L. (2006).  The baby boomers grow up: Contemporary perspectives on midlife.  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


  • Blanchard-Fields, F., & Hess, T.M. (1996). Perspectives on Cognitive Change in Adulthood and Aging. NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Allen, P. A., & Bashore, T. R. E. (1995). Age differences in word and language processing. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North-Holland/Elsevier Science.
  • Cerella, J., Rybash, J., Hoyer, W.J., & Commons, M.L. (Eds.) (1993). Human information processing: Limits on loss. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Kausler, D.H. (1991). Experimental psychology, cognition, and human aging. New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Kausler, D.H. (1994). Learning and memory in normal aging.  San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Light, L. L., & Burke, D. M. (Eds.). (1993). Language, memory, and aging. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Nussbaum, P.D. (Ed.). (1996). Handbook of Neuropsychology of Aging.  New York:  Plenum Publishing.
  • Salthouse, T.A. (1991).  Theoretical perspectives on cognitive aging. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Tuokko, H., & Hadjistavropoulos, T.  (1998). An assessment guide to geriatric neuropsychology.  Mahwah, NJ:  Erlbaum.

< 1989

  • Poon, L. W., Rubin, D. C., & Wilson, B. A. (Eds.) (1989).  Everyday cognition in adulthood and late life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


2010 -

  • Fruhauf, C., & Mahoney, D. (2009). Older GLBT families and community life. Psychology Press.

  • González Sanders, D. & Fortinsky, R. (2011). Dementia care with Black and Latino families. A social work problem-solving approach. Springer.

  • Mehrotra, C. M., & Wagner, L. S. (2009). Aging and Diversity. An active learning experience (2nd Ed.). Routledge.


  • Curry, L., & Jackson, J. (Eds.) (2003).  Increasing participation of older ethnic and racial minority groups in health research.  Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America.

  • Ferraro, F. R. (Ed.) (2002).  Minority and Cross-cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment.  Lisse, the Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger.

  • Nelson, T. D. (Ed.) (2002).  Ageism: Stereotyping and prejudice against older persons.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Whitfield, K.E. (Ed.) (2004).  Closing the gap: Improving the health of minority elders in the new millennium. Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America.


  • Facio, E. (1996). Understanding older Chicanas: Sociological and policy perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Fried, S.B., & Mehrotra, C.M. (1998).  Aging and Diversity: An Active Learning Experience.  Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.

  • Harel, Z., McKinney, E. A., & Williams, M. (Eds.). (1990). Black aged: Understanding diversity and service needs. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Holmes, E. R., & Holmes, L. D. (1995). Other cultures, elder years: An introduction to cultural gerontology. (2nd. ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Keith, J., Fry, C. L., Glascock, A., Ikels, C., Dickerson Putman, J., Harpending, H. C., & Draper, P. (1994). The aging experience: Diversity and commonality across cultures. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

  • Jackson, J., Chatters, L., & Taylor, R. J. (Eds.). (1992). Aging in Black America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Shenk, D., & Sokolovsky, J. (Eds.). (1999). Teaching About Aging: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Association of Anthropology and Gerontology.

  • Sokolovsky, J. (Ed.). (1990). The cultural context of aging: Worldwide perspectives. NY: Bergin & Garvey.

  • Stanford, E. P., & Torres Gil, F. M. (Eds.). (1992). Diversity: New approaches to ethnic minority aging. Amityville, NY: Baywood.

  • Yeo, G., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (Eds.). (1996). Ethnicity and the dementias. Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.

< 1989

  • Markides, K. S., & Mindel, C. H. (1987). Aging and Ethnicity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Family Gerontology

1990 - 1999

  • Blieszner, R., & Bedford, V. H. (Eds.) (1995). Handbook of aging and the family. Westport, CN: Greenwood.  (Paperback published 1996).
  • Brubaker, T.H. (Ed.). (1990). Family relationships in later life (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Burton, L. (Ed.). (1993). Families and aging. Amityville, NY: Baywood.
  • Cherlin, A. J., & Furstenberg, F. F. (1986). The new American grandparent. New York: Basic Books.
  • Dippel, R. L., & Hutton, J. T. (1996). Caring for the Alzheimer Patient (3rd ed.). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
  • Dwyer, J.W., & Coward, R.T. (Eds.). (1992). Gender, families, and elder care. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Hansson, R.O., & Carpenter, B.N. (1994). Relationships in old age. New York: Guilford.
  • Kane, R. A., & Penrod, J. D. (1995). Family caregiving in an aging society: Policy perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Kornhaber, A. (1996). Contemporary grandparenting. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Kosberg, J. I. (Ed.). (1992). Family care of the elderly: Social and cultural changes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Kuhn, D.(1999). Alzheimer’s Early Stages: First Steps in Caring and Treatment. Almeda, CA: Hunter House Publishers.
  • Lopata, H. Z. (1996). Current widowhood: Myths and realities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Martin Matthews, A. (1991) Widowhood in later life. Toronto: Butterworths.
  • Neidhardt, E. R., & Allen, J. A. (1992). Family therapy with the elderly. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Norris, J.E., & Tindale, J.A. (1994). Among generation s. New York: W.H. Freeman.
  • Pipher, M.(1999). Another Country. New York: Riverhead Books.
  • Rossi, A. S., & Rossi, P. H. (1990). Of human bonding: Parent-child relations across the life course.
  • Ryff, C. D., & Seltzer, M. M. (Eds.). (1996). The parental experience in midlife. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Ilardo, J. A.(1998). As Parents Age: A Psychological and Practical Guide. Acton, MA: VanderWyk & Burnham.
  • Smith, G. C., Power, P. W., Robertson-Tchabo, E. A., & Tobin, S. S. (1995). Strengthening aging families: Diversity in practice and policy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Stephens, M.A., Crowther, J.H., Hobfoll, S.E., & Tennenbaum, D.L. (Eds.) (1990). Stress and coping in later life families. New York: Hemisphere.
  • Szinovacz, M.E., Ekerdt, D.J., & Vinick, B.H. (1992). Families and retirement. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
< 1989
  • Allen, K.R. (1989). Single women/family ties: Life histories of older women. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Bahr, S.J., & Peterson, E.T. (1989). Aging and the family. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
  • Bentson, V. L., & Robertson, J. F. (Eds.). (1985). Grandparenthood. Beverly Hillis, CA: Sage.
  • Hendricks, J. (Ed.). (1985). The ties of later life. Amityville, NY: Baywood.
  • Mancini, J.A. (Ed.). (1989). Aging parents and adult children. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

Friendships and Social Networks

  • Dykstra, P. A. (1990). Next of (non)kin. Rockland, MA: Swets & Zeitlinger.
  • Knipscheer, C. P. M., & Antonucci, T. C. (Eds.). (1990). Social network research: Substantive issues and methodological questions. Rockland, MA: Swets and Zeitlinger.
  • Knipscheer, C. P. M., de Jong Gierveld, J., van Tilburg, T. G., & Dykstra, P. A. (Eds.). (1995).  Living arrangements and social networks of older adults. Amsterdam: VU University Press.
  • Blieszner, R., & Adams, R. G. (1992). Adult friendship. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Matthews, S. H. (1986).  Friendships through the life course. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Nardi, P. M. (1992). Men’s friendships. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • O’Connor, P. (1992). Friendships between women. NY: Guilford.
  • Rawlins, W. K. (1992). Friendship matters. NY: Aldine de Gruyter.

< 1989

  • Adams, R. G., & Blieszner, R. (Eds). (1989). Older Adult Friendship. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Allan, G. (1989). Friendship. NY: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
  • Peterson, W. A., & Quadagno, J. (Eds.). (1985). Social bonds in later life. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.


2000 - 2009

  • Bedford, V.H., & Turner, B.F. (Eds.). (2006).  Men in relationships: A new look from a life course perspective.  New York: Victoria.
  • Garner, J.D., & Mercer, S.O. (Eds.). (2001). Women as they age (2nd ed.). New York: Haworth.

1990 - 1999

  • Arber, S., & Ginn, J. (1992). Gender and later life.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Davis, N.D., Cole, E., & Rothblum, E.D. (Eds.). (1993). Faces of Women and Aging. NY: Harrington Park Press.

  • Friedan, B.(1993). The Fountain of Age. New York: Simon & Schuster.

  • Lopata, H. Z. (1994). Circles and settings: Role changes of American women. Albany: State University of New York Press.

  • Nardi, P. M. (1992). Men’s friendships. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

  • O’Connor, P. (1992). Friendships between women. NY: Guilford.

  • Thone, R.R. (1992). Women and Aging: Celebrating Ourselves. NY: Harrington Park Press.

  • Thompson, E.H. (Ed.). (1994). Older men’s lives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Turner, B.F., & Troll, L.E. (Eds.). (1994). Women growing older: Psychological perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

< 1989

  • Rubenstein, R. L. (1986). Singular paths: Old men living alone. NY: Columbia University Press.

Mental Health and Aging

2010 -
  • Berman, J. &Furst, L. M. (2010). Depressed Older Adults: Education and Screening. Springer.
  • Lichtenberg, P. A. (2010). Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology (2nd Ed.). Academic Press.
  • Ryan, P., & Coughlan, B. J. (2011). Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health. Routledge.
  • Segal, D. L., Qualls, S. H., & Smyer, M. A. (2010). Aging and Mental Health. Wiley-Blackwell.

2000 - 2009

  • American Bar Association and American Psychological Association.  (2008). Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity.  Washington, D.C.: Author.
  • Cappeliez, P., Landreville, P., & Vézina, J. (2000) Psychologie clinique de la personne âgée. Ottawa/Paris: Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa/Masson.
  • Edelstein, B. (Ed.) (2001). Clinical Geropsychology. Oxford: Elsevier Science.
  • Henrichsen, G.A., & Cougherty, K.F.C. (2006). Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed older adults.  Washington, D.C.: APA.
  • Karel, M. J., Ogland-Hand, Suzann, & Gatz, M. (with Unützer, J.). (2002). Assessing and treating late-life depression: A casebook and resource guide. New York: Basic Books.
  • Kraus, G. (2006).  At wit’s end: Plain talk on Alzheimer’s for families and clinicians.  West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.
  • Schaie, K.W., Krause, N., & Booth, A. (Eds.). (2004). Religious influences on health and well-being in the elderly.   New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Whitbourne, S.K. (Ed.). (2000). Psychopathology in later adulthood. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • 1990-1999
  • Birren, J.E., Sloane, R.B., & Cohen, G.D. (Eds.) (1992). Handbook of mental health and aging (2nd Ed). San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Butler, R. N., Lewis, M. I., & Sunderland, T. (1998) Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Carstensen, L. L., Edelstein, B. A., & Dornbrand, L. (Eds.). (1996). The practical handbook of clinical gerontology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Dippel, R.L., & Hutton, J.T. (1996). Caring for the Alzheimer patient (3rd ed.). Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.
  • Genevay, B., & Katz, R. S. (1990). Countertransference and older clients. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Knight, B. (1996). Psychotherapy with older adults. (2nd. ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Knight, B. (1992). Older adults in psychotherapy: Case histories. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Nordhus, I. H., VandenBos, G. R., Berg, S., & Fromholt, P. (Eds.). (1998). Clinical Geropsychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Rosowsky, E., Abrams, R.C., & Zweig, R.A. (1999).  Personality Disorders in Older Adults: Emerging Issues in Diagnosis and Treatment.  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Lichtenberg, P. A. (Ed.). (1999). Handbook of assessment in clinical gerontology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Smyer, M. A. (Ed.). (1993). Mental health and aging: Progress and prospects. New York: Springer.
  • Smyer, M. A., & Qualls, S. H. (1999). Aging and mental health. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, Inc.
  • Storandt, M. & VandenBos, G. R. (1994). Neuropsychological assessment of dementia and depression in older adults: A clinician’s guide. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association
  • Toseland, R. W. (1995). Group work with the elderly and family caregivers, New York: Springer.
< 1989
  • Albert, M. S. & Moss, M. B. (1988). Geriatric neuropsychology. New York: Guilford

Research Methodology

1990 - 1999

  • Gubrium, J.F., & Sankar, A. (1993). Qualitative methods in aging research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

< 1989

  • Baltes, P. B., Reese, H. W., & Nesselroade, J. R. (1988). Lifespan developmental psychology: Introduction to research methods (2nd edition). Monterey, CA: Brooks Cole.

  • Schaie, K.W., Campbell, R.T., Meredith, W., & Rawlings, S.C. (Eds.). (1988). Methodological issues in aging research. New York: Springer Publishing.

  • Lawton, M.P., & Herzog, R. (Eds.). (1989). Special research methods for gerontology. Amityville, NY: Baywood.

  • Mangen, D.J., Bengtson, V.L., & Landry, P.H. (Eds.). (1988). Measurementof intergenerational relations. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

  • McAuley. W. J. (1987). Applied research in gerontology. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Social Psychology

2010 -

  • Morgan ,L. A. & Kunkel, S. R. (2011). Aging, society, and the life course. Springer.

2000 - 2009

  • Morgan, L., & Kunkel, L.  (2001). Aging: The social context.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Pine Forge Press.

  • Nelson, T.  (2002).  Ageism.  Cambridge, MA:  MIT Press.

1990 - 1999

  • Hess, T. M., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (Eds.). (1999). Social cognition and aging. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

  • Pratt, M. W., & Norris, J. E. (1994). The social psychology of aging. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Exercise/Workbooks, Trade Books and Clinical Guides

2010 -
  • Anderson, M., Goodman, J., & Schlossberg, N. (2011). Counseling adults in transition. Springer.
  • Carr, D. C. & Komp, K. S. (2011). Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age. Implications and Next Steps. Springer.
  • Connidis, I. A. (2010). Family ties and aging (2nd Ed.). Sage.
  • McCurry, S. M., & Drossel, C. (2011). Treating dementia in context: A step-by-step guide to working with individuals and families. American Psychological Association
  • Morris, G., & Morris, J. (2010). The dementia care work book. McGraw-Hill.
  • Piercy, K. W. (2010). Working with aging families: Therapeutic solutions for caregivers, spouses, and adult children. W.W. Norton.
  • Scogin, F. & Shah, A. (2012). Making evidence-based treatments work with older adults. American Psychological Association
2000 - 2009
  • Birren, J.E., & Cochran, K.N.  (2001). Telling the stories of life through guided autobiography groups.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Bosworth, H.B. (Ed.) (2006).  Patient treatment adherence: Concepts, interventions, and measurement.  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Butler, R.N. (2008).  The longevity revolution: The benefits and challenges of living a long life.  New York: Public Affairs.
  • Cohen, G. (2005). The mature mind.  New York: Basic Books.
  • Einstein, G.O., & McDaniel, M.A. (2004).  Memory fitness: A guide for successful aging.  New Haven, CT:  Yale University Press.
  • Fazio, S. (2008). The enduring self in people with Alzheimer’s.  Baltimore: Health Professions Press.
  • West, R. L. (2003). Everyday Memory Clinic workbook. Gainesville, FL: Renaissance.  (Contact Dr. West.)
1990 - 1999
  • Fried, S., Van Booven, D., & MacQuarrie, C. (1993). Older adulthood: Learning activities for understanding aging. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.
  • National Institute on Aging. (1998). Exercise: A guide from the National Institute on Aging. (reprinted 2004; see www.nih.gov/nia)
  • Fazio, S., Seman, D., & Stansell, J. (1999).  Rethinking Alzheimer’s Care.  Baltimore:  Health Professions Press.
< 1989
  • Remnet, V. L. (1989). Understanding older adults: An experiential approach to learning. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

Gerontological Nursing

2010 -

  • Bowles, D.J. (2011).  Gerontology Nursing Case Studies: 100 Narratives for Learning.  New York: Springer.

  • Eliopoulos, C. (2010).  Gerontological Nursing (7th ed.).  Philadelphia:  Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Mauk, K.L. (2010) (Ed.).  Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care (2nd ed.)   Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

  • Meiner, S. E. (2011) (Ed.) Gerontologic Nursing (4th ed.).  St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

2000 - 2009

  • Ebersole, P., Hess, P., Touhy, T.A., Jett, K., & Luggen, A.S. (2008).  Toward Healthy Aging: Human Needs & Nursing Response (7th ed.).  St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

  • Ebersole, P., Hess, P., Touhy, T.A., & Jett, K. (2005).  Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging (2nd ed.).  St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

  • Miller, C.A. (2004).  Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults (4th ed).  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Tabloski, P.A. (2006).  Gerontological Nursing.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Date created: 2013