Gerontology

Gerontology : An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Written by key researchers and practitioners in the field, this book presents an overview of gerontology appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It includes seminal chapters on theory, methodology, physiological processes, health, culture, dying and bereavement, cognitive processes and intellectual abilities, personality, assessment, clinical issues and competency, caregiving, and public policy issues. Each chapter includes review questions and a list of additional reference sources.show more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 816.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • figures and tables
  • 0195115465
  • 9780195115468

Table of contents

1. Theory ; 2. Methodology ; 3. Culture, ethnicity, and aging ; 4. Biological/physiological change ; 5. Health/health care ; 6. Dying and Bereavement ; 7. Attention/memory/basic cognitive processes ; 8. Intelligence/wisdom/creativity/problem solving ; 9. Personality ; 10. Assessment ; 11. Mental health/intervention ; 12. Family and relationship issues/caregiving ; 13. Work/retirement/leisure ; 14. Nursing homes/institutions ; 15. Public policy issuesshow more

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