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Thomas Kirkwood, Britain's only professor of gerontology, examines closely why we age; how human ageing compares to that of other animal species; what the menopause is for; why our memories fail as we get older; whether cancer is inevitable. Tom Kirkwood, Britain's only Professor of Biological Gerontology, explores the fascinating science of ageing. His ground-breaking new book examines closely the question of why we age at all; how human ageing compares to that of other animal species; why women live longer than men; what the menopause is for; why our memories fail as we get older; whether cancer is inevitable in extreme old age; and how ageing affects our bodies and our behaviour. Looking at the subject from a variety of perspectives -- evolutionary, social, psychological and physiological -- and written with the story-telling skills of a journalist and the authority of a world class scientist, this book provides a fully up-to-date view of this crucial subject, as well as insights that delight on almost every page. It concludes with a superb short story that projects us hundreds of years into the future when most of the symptoms of ageing have been conquered to show us what society could be like. Far from being depressing, this is an accessible, inspirational, life-affirming book. 'This is a truly wonderful book. Kirkwood writes with great clarity and sensitivity about a topic that concerns us all: why we grow old and what happens to our bodies as we age. He debunks many popular myths and provides a fascinating account of the science of ageing. Time of our Lives is written with an insight and vitality that will transform your view of growing old. It is an enthralling and liberating read.' Frances Ashcroft, Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford Dedication on fp
From published reviews "It is perhaps surprising that this book has been so long in being commissioned coming as it does from the leading authority on the psychology of interrogation, suggestibility, confession and legal testimony. The result, it must be said, has been worth the wait." Journal of the Forensic Science Society "This is an extremely important book. It is essential reading for all those involved in the investigation of criminal allegations and trying defendants in court. Quite apart from its use as a resource to practitioners it provides a fascinating insight to anyone wishing to know more about the phenomenon of false statements and confession and will illuminate the subject for cynics." The Criminal Law Review "I strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in seeing that real justice is done during investigations into crime and court room trials. It makes a really positive contribution to the debate about what is wrong with the system and what can be done to improve it and will be of particular value to police officers, police surgeons, clinical psychologists, social workers, criminal lawyers and the judiciary both lay and professional." Law Society's Gazette This book is in fine condition with no marks, notes or inscriptions.
Do employees hate their managers? This book describes 30 reasons for employee attitudes ranging from indifference to outright hatred of management. It also describes some of the underlying psychological reasons for employee discontent (for example, equity theory, which explains why people react as they do to perceived unfairness).
Providing an introduction to skilled interpersonal communication, this book consists of three parts. It introduces basic communication skills, and makes a distinction between regulating skills, listening skills and sender skills. It is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology as well as those studying business and economics.
Probes the dynamics of immigrant politics, examining questions of identity and loyalty among newcomers, and explores the psychological consequences of varying modes of migration and acculturation. This book looks at patterns of settlement in urban America, and discusses the problems of English-language acquisition and bilingual education.
Focuses on the nature and scope of psychology as a science with an emphasis on how science works, and guidance on how to engage students in practical scientific research activities. This book includes coverage of six areas in psychology: human memory, early social development, research methods, stress, social influence and abnormality.
Featuring contributions from psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists, this book presents a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with various behaviour and social interaction difficulties.
Forensic psychology makes a valuable contribution to the investigation of crime and the development of treatment programmes for offenders. Part of the "Psychology in Practice" series, this book covers the application of psychology to our understanding of criminal behaviour. It is useful for Readership Criminology and psychology students.
The transdisciplinary studies have been appearing not only in such established areas as biochemistry or social psychology; there are emerging inter-scientific fields such as sociobiology, econophysics and last but not least sociophysics. This book offers appropriate reference work in many courses.
Bridges the gap between theory and practice of writing research in the social sciences, including psychology, education and social work. This book presents key concepts and principles of a research proposal and equip you with the skills needed to write and prepare a document with a quantitative, qualitative or mixed-method orientation.
Interprets the development of the modern west, with its political and psychological complexities, in terms of mankind's changing relation to religion. This book views Western history as a movement away from religious society, beginning with prophetic Judaism, gaining momentum in Christianity, and leading to the rise of the political state.
Proposes a public health model for comprehensive children's mental health services that encompasses, rather than replaces, the traditional model in school psychology. This book discusses the background and theoretical perspective for this public health model as an important way to solve problems and accomplish goals in schools.
The fist edition of this book was a pioneering work in the newly emerging field of liberation psychology. This revised and updated edition provides an up-to-date review of the latest international developments in liberation psychology, feminist psychology and critical psychology, with a framework that links the personal and the political.
A practical introduction to the use of the arts in dementia care. Based on experience, the book provides clear guidance on how to employ a variety of innovative techniques including art, music and dance therapies, to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of people with dementia.