Gerontology: A Behavioral Science Approach / Edition 2

Gerontology: A Behavioral Science Approach / Edition 2

by Richard C. Crandall
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070134461
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
576

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Table of Contents

PART ONE:
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY:
1. Gerontology: An Introduction.
2. Demography.
3. Older Persons in the Past and in Preliterature Societies.
4. Research and Theory in Gerontology.
PART TWO:
PHYSICAL, HEALTH, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS:
5. Biology and Physiology.
6. Physical Health.
7. Sexuality.
8. Psychological Aspects.
PART THREE:
SOCIETAL ASPECTS:
9. Family and Friends.
10. Religion and Education.
11. Economics.
12. Political Aspects of Aging.
PART FOUR:
ISSUES IN GERONTOLOGY:
13. Work, Retirement, and Leisure.
14. Home and Community.
15. Nursing Homes.
16. Minorities.
17. Dying and Death.

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