A comprehensive introductory text that surveys the research literature on the sociological,psychological,and physiological aspects of aging and focuses on a number of important issues facing the growing aged population in the U.S. Its behavioral science approach makes it highly applicable for courses on aging in sociology,psychology,and other social sciences,as well as human services,including social work and nursing.
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY:
1. Gerontology: An Introduction.
3. Older Persons in the Past and in Preliterature Societies.
4. Research and Theory in Gerontology.
PHYSICAL, HEALTH, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS:
5. Biology and Physiology.
6. Physical Health.
8. Psychological Aspects.
9. Family and Friends.
10. Religion and Education.
12. Political Aspects of Aging.
ISSUES IN GERONTOLOGY:
13. Work, Retirement, and Leisure.
14. Home and Community.
15. Nursing Homes.
17. Dying and Death.