This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues involving disability through the life courses, and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The concise, engaging presentational style emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Selected Print and Electronic Resources
Selected print and electronic resources
Sarah ParkerHarris

This chapter provides a list of suggested resources to assist readers in further inquiry of topics relating to disability through the life course. Resources are annotated and presented in two sections: (1) print resources and (2) electronic resources.

Print Resources


Birren, J. E., & Schaie, K. W. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of the psychology of aging (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press.

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (6th edition) is a central reference for information on the psychology of development and aging. In its 22 chapters, this handbook offers a comprehensive exploration of several areas, including concepts in the psychology of aging, biological and social influences on aging, as wellas complex behavioral concepts and processes ...

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