Aging: An Introduction to Gerontology / Edition 1

Aging: An Introduction to Gerontology / Edition 1

by Lewis R. Aiken
     
 

ISBN-10: 080395445X

ISBN-13: 9780803954458

Pub. Date: 08/28/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life.

Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology,

Overview

In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life.

Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of sugges

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803954458
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Study of Aging
Physical Structure and Functioning
Illness and Health Care
Cognitive Abilities
Personality and Problems of Adjustment
Treating Adjustment Problems and Mental Disorders
Sex and Marital Relations
Social Status and Roles
Employment and Retirement
Economics and Aging
Living Environments and Activities
Crime and the Law
Death and Bereavement

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