The baby-boom generation is now entering middle age and is only two decades away from the retirement years. The fastest-growing segment of our population consists of those over age 85. We are living longer and there are more of us every year. Is psychology ready to serve an aging and aged population? Is the training available in geropsychology adequate? Do we know enough about not just psychology but also about biology and the social processes with which the older adult is most concerned? The chapters in this volume address these and other questions of importance in psychological practice with the older adult.

Table of Contents

—Martha Storandt and Gary R. VandenBos

Age-Related Changes in Basic Cognitive Processes
—Timothy A. Salthouse

Personality Continuity and the Changes of Adult Life
—Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Robert R. McCrae

Clinical Psychology and Aging
—Margaret Gatz

Developmental Health Psychology
—Ilene C. Siegler

Policy Issues in an Aging Society
—Bernice L. Neugarten and Dail A. Neugarten