Aging, the Individual, and Society / Edition 10 available in Paperback
No field of study more completely integrates the mature person over the life course than does gerontology. Understanding senior citizens-who represent a continually growing population-is becoming increasingly important. AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY introduces readers to gerontology in a compassionate way that helps them understand older people and know how to work with them. The book balances academic research and practical discussions, integrating social and cultural perspectives with the story of the individual aging process. Activities and enhance reader's understanding and skills by providing many opportunities for experiential learning.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.36(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)|
About the Author
Susan Hillier is a former Coordinator of the Gerontology program at Sonoma State University. She holds a Ph.D in human development from the University of California, Davis.
Table of Contents
1. Aging in America. 2. Stereotypes and Images. 3. Social and Psychological Theories in Later Life Development. 4. Physical Health and Well Being. 5. Mental Health. 6. Friends, Family, and Community. 7. Intimacy and Sexuality. 8. Work and Leisure. 9. Finances and Lifestyles. 10. Living Environments. 11. The Oldest Old and Caregiving. 12. Special Problems. 13. Women and Ethnic Groups. 14. Death and Dying. 15. Politics, Policies, and Programs. Internet Information Resources. References. Photo Credits. Name Index. Subject Index.