Aging and Creativity Book

Aging and Creativity

  • Author : Kenneth J. Gilhooly
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128166154

Aging and Creativity Excerpt :

Aging and Creativity examines the effects of aging on creative functioning, including age-related changes in cognition, personality, and motivation that affect performance or output. The book reviews and summarizes both lab-based and real-world-based studies. Changes in working memory, speed of processing, learning efficiency, and retrieval from long-term memory are all discussed as factors influencing creativity, as are health changes and changes in social roles with later age. The book concludes with practical implications of age effects on creativity for older people in work and everyday life. Explores cognition and creativity from early adulthood through old age Considers creativity and aging from an evidence-based perspective Includes biological, psychological, and social approaches to aging and creativity Covers age effects on perception, processing speed, working memory, and long-term memory Discusses effects of health and social role changes with age on creativity Examines links between productivity, motivation, and creativity over age

Creativity and Successful Aging Book

Creativity and Successful Aging

  • Author : Carolyn Adams-Price
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040076203

Creativity and Successful Aging Excerpt :

"Creative expression in later life can be linked directly to successful aging. Beginning with theoretical models of creativity and life-span development, the contributors examine the factors that influence creative exploration: environmental, social, gender, cognitive, and personality. New theories on creative productivity in late life are presented which suggest that the potential for creativity is present in many older adults." "Using longitudinal studies and qualitative interviews, the contributors look at the role creativity plays in the lives of elders, and the way that creativity aids in the adaptation to physical aspects of aging, problem-solving, and life reminiscing." "A variety of viewpoints are presented from the perspectives of cognitive aging researchers, creativity researchers, and experts in a variety of creative domains. This text is a useful addition to courses in hermeneutics and critical gerontology."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Art Therapy and Creative Aging Book

Art Therapy and Creative Aging

  • Author : Raquel Chapin Stephenson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000408331

Art Therapy and Creative Aging Excerpt :

Art Therapy and Creative Aging offers an integrated perspective on engaging with older people through the arts. Drawing from the author’s clinical, research and teaching experiences, the book explores how arts engagement can intertwine with and support healthy aging. This book combines analysis of current development theory, existing research on creative programs with elders, and case examples of therapeutic experience to critically examine ageism and demonstrate how art therapy and creative aging approaches can harness our knowledge of the cognitive and emotional development of older adults. Chapters cover consideration of generational, cultural, and historical factors; the creative, cognitive and emotional developmental components of aging; arts and art therapy techniques and methods with older adults with differing needs; and examples of best practices. Creative arts therapists, creative aging professionals, and students who seek foundational concepts and ideas for arts practice with older people will find this book instrumental in developing effective ways of using the arts to promote health and well-being and inspire engagement with this often-underserved population.

Improving Memory through Creativity Book
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Improving Memory through Creativity

  • Author : Amanda Pike
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-02-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857008091

Improving Memory through Creativity Excerpt :

Creativity stimulates older adults both mentally and emotionally and has numerous cognitive and social benefits. Providing culturally-sensitive strategies for improving memory through creativity, this timely book outlines innovative techniques and gives essential insight into effective clinical work in a world with an increasing number of diverse older adults and incidences of Alzheimer's disease. Amanda Alders Pike clearly explains how to structure sessions and use artistic creativity to improve memory, mood and socialization. She covers everything from how to introduce art materials and techniques, to how to enhance cross-cultural interaction. Graphs, charts, and tables illustrate how artistic creativity can parallel cognitive training to provide optimal benefits to a wide audience of older adults, and accompanying online material is provided for use in sessions and workshops.

Adult Development and Aging Book

Adult Development and Aging

  • Author : Julie Hicks Patrick
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544361673

Adult Development and Aging Excerpt :

Topically organized, Adult Development and Aging: Growth, Longevity and Challenges provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the aging process in adulthood from multiple perspectives. The authors use principles of lifespan development to show readers the directionality of changes in early, middle, and late adulthood. Within its framework of scientific literacy, the text charts four key themes to guide learners: a focus on aging as development; a global perspective on contexts; a vibrant, integrated approach to diverse coverage; and psychological science that translates into real-life experiences. A final chapter focuses on ways to improve the experience of aging for all adults.

Cognitive Changes and the Aging Brain Book

Cognitive Changes and the Aging Brain

  • Author : Kenneth M. Heilman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108688499

Cognitive Changes and the Aging Brain Excerpt :

This book describes the changes in the brain and in cognitive functions that occur with aging in the absence of a neurological, psychiatric, or medical disease. It discusses aging-related changes in many brain functions, including memory, language, sensory perception, motor function, creativity, attention, executive functions, emotions and mood. The neural mechanisms that may account for specific aging-related changes in cognition, perception and behavior are explored, as well as the means by which aging-related cognitive decrements can be managed and possibly ameliorated. Consequently, this book will be of value to clinicians, including neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, psychologists and speech-language pathologists. In addition, researchers and graduate students who want to learn about the aging brain will find this an indispensable guide.

Aging  Creativity and Art Book

Aging Creativity and Art

  • Author : Martin S. Lindauer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441992024

Aging Creativity and Art Excerpt :

This volume explores the strengths and opportunities of old age as these are manifested by the accomplishments of aging artists, late artistic works, and elderly arts audiences. It critically examines the psychology of creativity, cognitive development, and gerontology, and will be of interest to a wide range of professionals and students in these fields.

Aging Book
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  • Author : Harry R. Moody
  • Publisher : Pine Forge Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-13
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 1412915201

Aging Excerpt :

Welcome to the world's most unique and dynamic textbook on aging!Widely praised and adopted in previous editions, the Fifth Edition of Aging once again presents key issues in an engaging and accessible fashion. Organized unlike any other traditional textbook, author Harry R. Moody presents basic concepts followed by controversies, supported by carefully chosen adapted readings. The result is the most captivating introduction to gerontology available today.

Creative Care Book

Creative Care

  • Author : Anne Basting
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062906199

Creative Care Excerpt :

A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders. In Creative Care, Anne Basting lays the groundwork for a widespread transformation in our approach to elder care and uses compelling, touching stories to inspire and guide us all—family, friends, and health professionals—in how to connect and interact with those living with dementia. A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Basting tells the story of how she pioneered a radical change in how we interact with our older loved ones. Now used around the world, this proven method has brought light and joy to the lives of elders—and those who care for them. Here, for the first time, everyone can learn these methods. Early in her career, Basting noticed a problem: today’s elderly—especially those experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s— are often isolated in nursing homes or segregated in elder-care settings, making the final years of life feel lonely and devoid of meaning. To alleviate their sense of aloneness, Basting developed a radical approach that combines methods from the world of theater and improvisation with evidence-based therapies that connect people using their own creativity and imagination. Rooted in twenty-five years of research, these new techniques draw on core creative exercises—such as “Yes, and . . .” and “Beautiful Questions.” This approach fosters storytelling and active listening, allowing elders to freely share ideas and stories without worrying about getting the details “correct.” Basting’s research has shown that these practices stimulate the brain and awaken the imagination to add wonder and awe to patients’ daily lives—and provide them a means of connection, both with the world and with those caring for them. Creative Care promises to bring light and hope to a community

Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education  Media  and the Arts Book

Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education Media and the Arts

  • Author : Silton, Nava R.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2016-06-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522505051

Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education Media and the Arts Excerpt :

The use of imagination can lead to greater outcomes in problem solving, innovation, and critical thinking. By providing access to creative outlets, productivity increases in schools, businesses, and other professional settings. Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the stimulation and implementation of creative thinking in academic and professional environments. Highlighting the foundations of creativity from theoretical and neuroscientific perspectives, this book is ideally designed for academics, professionals, educators, and practitioners.

The Aging Consumer Book
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The Aging Consumer

  • Author : Aimee Drolet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000202755

The Aging Consumer Excerpt :

The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Marketing, 2nd edition takes stock of what is known around age and consumer behavior, identifies gaps and open questions within the research, and outlines an agenda for future research. There has been little systematic research done with respect to the most basic questions related to age and consumer behavior, such as whether older adults versus young and middle-age adults respond to marketing activities including pricing, promotions, product design, and distribution. Written by experts, The Aging Consumer compiles research on a broad range of topics on consumer marketing, from an individual to a societal level of analysis. This second edition provides new versions of chapters contained in the 2010 volume that have been updated to reflect the latest psychological and marketing research and thinking. Included also are ten new chapters which cover exciting new ground, such as changes in metacognition in older adults, motivated cognition of the aging consumer, and a global perspective on aging and the economy across cultures. This updated volume is beneficial for researchers and practitioners in marketing, consumer behavior, and advertising. Additionally, The Aging Consumer, 2nd edition will appeal to professionals in other fields such as psychology, decision sciences, gerontology and gerontological social work, and those who are concerned with normal human aging and its implications for the everyday behavior of older individuals. It will also be of interest to those in fields concerned with the societal implications of an aging population, such as economics, policy, and law.

Handbook of Cognitive Aging Book

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

  • Author : Scott M. Hofer
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2008-03-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452214955

Handbook of Cognitive Aging Excerpt :

"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

Psychology of Creativity Book

Psychology of Creativity

  • Author : Giovanni B. Moneta
  • Publisher : Nova Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Genre: Creative ability
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 1634849345

Psychology of Creativity Excerpt :

Creativity is a property of a finished idea or product. An idea is creative if it is both new and adaptive. Creative ideas are needed in a world that becomes ever more complex, and poses problems with no clear path to a solution and for which no solution method is known. These ill-conditioned problems are ubiquitous in work and everyday life. For 65 years, psychologists have researched the psychological processes that foster the inception of a novel and promising idea, and eventually lead to its social recognition as an innovation. Despite the huge conceptual and methodological progress made, creativity still defies attempts to teach it in universities, to foster it in work environments, and to make it become a component of lifelong personal development for all. "Psychology of Creativity" is a timely collection of cutting-edge conceptual and empirical contributions to the research on the cognitive, emotional, and social processes underlying creativity in general and in specific contexts, such as learning and teaching development, professional development, and adaptive coping with ageing. Each chapter is grounded in psychological theory, addresses specific research questions, and outlines interesting and feasible directions for future research and applications. This book is suitable both for experienced researchers and for graduate students who are considering conducting their dissertation in the field of psychology of creativity.

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia Book

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

  • Author : Lisa D. Ravdin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-09-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461431053

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia Excerpt :

With the aging of the baby boomers and medical advances that promote longevity, older adults are rapidly becoming the fastest growing segment of the population. As the population ages, so does the incidence of age related disorders. Many predict that 15% - 20% of the baby-boomer generation will develop some form of cognitive decline over the course of their lifetime, with estimates escalating to up to 50% in those achieving advanced age. Although much attention has been directed at Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, it is estimated that nearly one third of those cases of cognitive decline result from other neuropathological mechanisms. In fact, many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease likely have co-morbid disorders that can also influence cognition (i.e., vascular cognitive impairment), suggesting mixed dementias are grossly under diagnosed. The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older adults. The book will be divided into two sections, the first addressing special considerations for the evaluation of older adults, and the second half focusing on common referral questions likely to be encountered when working with this age group. The authors of the chapters are experts and are recognized by their peers as opinion leaders in their chosen chapter topics. The field of neuropsychology has played a critical role in developing methods for early identification of late life cognitive disorders as well as the differential diagnosis of dementia. Neuropsychological assessment provides valuable clinical information regarding the nature and severity of cognitive symptoms associated with dementia. Each chapter will reinforce the notion that neuropsychological measures provide the clinician with sensitive tools to differentiate normal age-related cognitive decline from disease-associated impairment,

Integrative Explorations of the Creative Mind Book

Integrative Explorations of the Creative Mind

  • Author : Leonid Dorfman
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527540897

Integrative Explorations of the Creative Mind Excerpt :

The book is about creativity and relates to the field of creative cognition, divergent thinking, and innovation. The essays collected here highlight new and exciting explorations of ideas and theories of integrative approaches to the creative mind. This singularity allows a unique and fresh look at the concept of creativity. The primary markets for this book are universities and professional bodies in the field of psychology, humanities and social sciences, and it will also appeal to specialists in the fields of cognitive psychology, sociology, culturology, the arts studies, physiology, and other areas of the humanities.