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Birren, James E.

Overview
Works: 139 works in 697 publications in 3 languages and 23,774 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  History  Biography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: BF724.55.A35, 155.67
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Most widely held works about James E Birren
 
Most widely held works by James E Birren
Handbook of the psychology of aging by James E Birren( Book )

95 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information of the psychology of adult development and aging. This new edition reviews recent developments in research on social and biological influences on behavior, cognitive functions in the aging individual, and motivational and personality changes with age. The Handbook features a strong emphasis on systematic explanation and covers important theoretical and methodological issues that form the basis for research on adult development and aging
The psychology of aging by James E Birren( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and German and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of gerontology : age, aging, and the aged by James E Birren( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the latest research on the study of aging. Explores the many influences that bring change to individuals over the life span. Influences range from genetics to physiology, sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Physical, social, and economic environments as well as the traditions of families and religion also influence human life. Articles cover the depth and the breadth of influences on the living organism"--About this publication webpage
Handbook of mental health and aging by James E Birren( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a thorough revision of one of the most comprehensive reference volumes for persons working in the area of aging and mental health. The thrust of the work is interdisciplinary, and discusses research on both clinical and practical issues in aging and mental health. The multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of subject matter from the professional as well as research realm result in a level of comprehensiveness which is distinct in the field of mental health and agingEach chapter contains a comprehensive bibliography, the compilation of which represents a definitive reference source in the fieldThe chapters review state-of-the-art research in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences and represent the cutting-edge of current practice in psychiatry, neurology, social work, nursing, psychology, and pharmacology, among other professionsThe compilation of prevalence data is a much-needed addition to the current literatureThe multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of both clinical and practical issues makes the book distinctively comprehensive
Aging : scientific perspectives and social issues by Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of aging and the individual : psychological and biological aspects by James E Birren( Book )

43 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human aging; a biological and behavioral study by National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)( Book )

38 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the more serious public health problems of our day relate to the later years of life; and one of the most challenging issues for scholarly study is the mystery of the phenomenon of aging itself. This volume presents the efforts of 22 investigators and is primarily directed toward the understanding of the aging experience and the processes it involves. However, consonant with the premise of science that pure inquiry affords practical consequences, the public health implications of this work are obvious. Two strategies are clear in this study: first, the selection of the healthy, community-dwelling aged so that we may look anew at the prevailing ideas and research findings concerning the aged and aging which heretofore have stemmed primarily from studies of the sick and institutionalized; second, the introduction of the collaborative, multidisciplinary approach so that there can be a more complete and accurate evaluation of the many factors known, or believed, to determine the overt manifestations of aging. As important as the substantive findings, are the methods used in the research investigations. Despite the public health significance of the problems affecting the aged, ranging from sensory handicaps, to housing, to mental and physical illness, there has been a relative neglect of the study, care, and treatment of the aged. Basic inquiry into the final stages of life, therefore, is a welcome contribution to our public health effort in this country. It is opportune in many ways that this volume appears now at a time of increased national concern for the welfare of our older citizens and for the study and improvement of their health and welfare. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Emergent theories of aging( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognition, stress, and aging( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concept and measurement of quality of life in the frail elderly by James E Birren( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents the first serious attempt to impose rigor on the definition and measurement of quality of life among the elderly. The book uses a conference to develop background but goes well beyond the meeting in terms of depth of reviews of the literature and of integration among the chapters
Behavior, aging, and the nervous system; biological determinants of speed of behavior and its changes with age. Ed. by A.T. Welford and James E. Birren by A. T Welford( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations of development and aging by James E Birren( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and biography : explorations in adult development by James E Birren( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal life narratives can serve as a rich source of new insights into the experience of human aging. In this comprehensive volume, an international team of editors and contributors provide effective approaches to using biography to enhance our understanding of adult development. In addition to providing new theoretical aspects on aging and biography, the book also details new developments concerning the practical use of different biographical approaches in both research and clinical work. This is a landmark volume advancing the use of narrative approaches in gerontology
Guiding autobiography groups for older adults : exploring the fabric of life by James E Birren( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of geropsychology in autobiography by James E Birren( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of geropsychology in the words of many of the pioneers who developed research, scholarship, and educational programs in the subject during its formative phase. The editors urged the writers to describe the development of their careers so that others might gain an understanding of the conditions and the influences that attracted their interest and that provided support or resistance to their ideas and efforts. In addition to the purely intellectual account of their careers, the authors were encouraged to tell details of their lives that characterize their career pathways between pitfalls and good fortune, depressions and wars, antipathies and attractions, and the influential stereotypes and social lab effects. This book also presents material that helps to give insights into how creative and productive lives develop and flower. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Telling the stories of life through guided autobiography groups by James E Birren( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birren has conducted more than twenty-five years of autobiography groups, where participants recall, write, and share their life stories. He offers "how-to" tips for organizing, complementing, and understanding oral history works. He finds that the exercise is rewarding for adults entering periods of transitions, such as the elderly population, and encourages the sharing of experiences with others on the same journey
Education and aging( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age, health, and employment( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and aging : Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991 by Nebraska Symposium on Motivation( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and technological advances by Pauline K Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chapters and reports in this publication have been selected from presentations at a Symposium on "Aging and Technological Advances" held in August, 1983 at the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. The Symposium was made possible by a grant from the NATO Special Programme Panel on Human Factors, and the support of this program is gratefully acknowledged. Members of the Symposium Advisory Board were James E. Birren, Judy Livingston, Erhard Olbrich, Victor Regnier, Pauline Robinson, Thomas Singleton, Arnold Small, Harvey Sterns, and Alvar Svanborg. Professor Lambros Houssiadas also provided invaluable encouragement. Appreciation is also extended to the Andrew Norman Institute for Advanced Study in Gerontology and Geriatrics for support of planning activities leading up to the Symposium and for support of events surrounding the Symposium itself. A generous gift from The UPS Foundation to the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center made possible the compilation, editing and preparation of this manuscript and helped to support Symposium ac ti vi ties. We thank David Bergstone and Mary Margaret Ragan who together carefully and skillfully organized and carried out the typing of the manuscript
 
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Encyclopedia of gerontology : age, aging, and the aged
Alternative Names
Birren, James E. 1918-

Birren, James E. (James Emmett), 1918-

Birren, James Emmett.

Birren, James Emmett 1918-

Birren, James Emmett 1918-2016

James Birren American Gerontologist

ビリン, ジェイムズ・E

Languages
English (394)

German (4)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Encyclopedia of gerontology : age, aging, and the agedHandbook of mental health and agingThe Concept and measurement of quality of life in the frail elderlyAging and biography : explorations in adult developmentGuiding autobiography groups for older adults : exploring the fabric of lifeA history of geropsychology in autobiographyTelling the stories of life through guided autobiography groupsPsychology and aging : Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1991