Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Adult Development and Aging, First Edition!

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.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Julie Hicks Patrick, Bert Hayslip, Jr. and Lisa Hollis-Sawyer for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Integra Software Services and Aimee Poirier for developing the resources on this site.