Summary: This easy-to-read book addresses the growing number of problems and issues associated with the process of aging. It integrates research material with meaningful discussions of the major trends and developments in the field of gerontology--encompassing the related fields of psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, the biological sciences, medicine, psychiatry, and economics. Chapter topics include public perception and stereotypes; historical and cross-cultur
al comparisons; aging in minority group members; work, leisure, and retirement patterns; death and dying; exploitation of the ages; politics in aging; and future prospects and issues. For individuals interested in the demographic revolution--and living to the age of 65 and beyond.
Summary: This easy-to-read book addresses the growing number of problems and issues associated with the process of aging. It integrates research material with meaningful discussions of the major trends and developments in the field of gerontology--encompassing the related fields of psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, the biological sciences, medicine, psychiatry, and economics. Chapter topics include public perception and stereotypes; historical and cross-cultural comparisons; aging in minority group members; work, leisure, and retirement patterns; death and dying; exploitation of the ages; politics in aging; and future prospects and issues. For individuals interested in the demographic revolution--and living to the age of 65 and beyond. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 06 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 12/01/2005 International: No
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1. Emergence and Scope of Gerontology. 2. Problems, Public Perception, and Stereotypes of Older Americans. 3. Theoretical Perspectives on Aging. 4. Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Aging.
II. THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE SOCIAL SYSTEM.
5. Biological and Health Correlates of Aging. 6. Psychological Changes in Later Life. 7. Age Norms, Age Constraints, and Adult Socialization. 8. Aging Minority Group Members.
III. ADJUSTMENT PATTERNS AND CHANGING LIFESTYLES IN OLD AGE.
9. Family Patterns in Later Life. 10. Work, Leisure, and Retirement Patterns. 11. Living Environments in Later Life. 12. Death and Dying.
IV. SOCIETAL ISSUES CONFRONTING OLDER AMERICANS.
13. The Economics of Aging. 14. Exploitation of the Aged: Crimes, Confidence Games, and Frauds. 15. Politics of Aging. 16. Social Services for Older Americans. 17. Religion and Aging. 18. Aging and the Aged: Future Prospects and Issues
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