Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective / Edition 1

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This book provides a thorough and broad-based survey of gerontology. T he authors are leading experts in their respective domains, and each c hapter reflects the current trends and emerging issues in the field. T opics include mental health, ethnicity, bereavement, caregiving, work, retirement, nursing homes, public policy issues, and much more. This book emphasizes the need to take a broader view of age-related phenome na.

"...a thorough and broad-based survey of the current knowledge base of gerontology covering theory, methodology, physiological processes, helath, culture and ethnicity, dying and bereavement, cognitive processes, and much more."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195115468
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/25/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Deleware

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Table of Contents

1. Theories of Aging in the Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences, John C. Cavanaugh
2. Research Methods, John C. Cavanaugh and Susan Krauss Whitbourne
3. Culture and Aging, Mark R. Luborsky and Carmit Kurn McMullen
4. Physical Changes, Susan Krauss Whitbourne
5. Immunity, Disease Processes, and Optimal Aging, Carolyn M. Aldwin and Diane F. Gilmer
6. Dying and Bereavement, Robert Kastenbaum
7. Basic Cognitive Processes, Elizabeth A.L. Stine-Morrow and Lisa M. Soederberg Miller
8. Intelligence and Cognitive Potential in Later Life, Roger A. Dixon and David F. Hultsch
9. Self and Personality Development, Gisela Labouvie-Vief and Manfred Diehl
10. Clinical Assessment of Older Adults, Barry Edelstein and Kimberly Kalish
11. Mental Health and Mental Disorders in Older Adults, Sara Honn Qualls
12. Intergenerational Relationships in Later-Life Families: Adult Daughters and Sons as Caregivers to Aging Parents, Mary Ann Parris Stephens and Melissa M. Franks
13. Work, Leisure, and Retirement, Harvey L. Sterns and Jennifer Hurd Gray
14. Older Adults Decision-Making Capacity: Institutional Settings and Individual Choices, Michael A. Smyer and Rebecca Allen-Burge
15. Public Policy Issues, Robert H. Binstock Index

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