Ageing : Scientific Perspectives and Social Issues

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Representing the truly multidisciplinary nature of modern gerontology, this second edition provides comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in the area of aging. Leaders in their respective specialities have contributed chapters: all chapters from the first edition have been updated and a completely new chapter on personality and aging has been added. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on courses in psychology, and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 460 pages
  • 167.64 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 1,088.62g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0534012531
  • 9780534012533

Table of contents

Aging: Past and future - J E Birren and D S Woodruff; Part One: Social science perspectives. Demography of the aged - M Beard Deming and N E Cutler; Ethnic minority aging - S Y Moriwaki and F S Kobata; Sociological perspectives on aging - V L Bengston and D Haber; Aging and the family - J Treas; Part Two: Behavioral science perspectives. Personality and aging - J Neiswender Reedy; Age changes in adult intelligence - K Warner Schaie; Age differences in learning and memory - D A Walsh; Physiology and behavior relationships in aging - D S Woodruff; Human sexuality and aging - R E Solnick and N Corby; Part Three: Biological perspectives. The biological basis of aging - P Denny; Changing physiology and aging - R B Weg; Physiology of exercise and aging - H A de Vries; Part Four: Social issues. Health care: physical and mental - B Sloane ; Retirement and employment - S R McConnell; Housing and environment - V Regnier; Economics of aging - R J Walther; Public policy and aging - P A Kerschner and I S Hirschfield; Age and political behavior - N E Cutler; Name index; Subject index; (Each chapter concludes with references).show more