Women and Positive Aging

Women and Positive Aging : An International Perspective

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Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective presents the noted research in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and gender studies, reflecting the increasingly popular and pervasive positive aging issues of women in today's society from different cohorts, backgrounds, and life situations.

Each section describes a bridge between the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the theory that is consistent with the scientist-practitioner training model in psychology, including case studies and associated intervention strategies with older women in each chapter. In addition to incorporating current research on aging women's issues, each section provides the reader with background about the topic to give context and perspective.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.88mm | 700g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124201369
  • 9780124201361

Table of contents

Chapter I: Gender Differences in Aging and Mental Health Needs

Chapter 2: Women's Resiliency and Psychological Adaptation to Aging

Chapter 3: Self-Acceptance for Aging Women

Chapter 4: Aging Women and Mental Aerobics

Chapter 5: Physical Changes and Self-Perceptions in Women's Aging

Chapter 6: Aging Women and Healthy Longevity

Chapter 7: Importance of Daily Physical Activity for Older Women

Chapter 8: Diversity Among Older Women

Chapter 9: Expansion of Women's Roles in Later Life

Chapter 10: The Important Role of Social Relationships for Aging Women

Chapter 11: Women's Sexuality in Later Life

Chapter 12: Women's Economic Health and Work/Retirement in Later Life

Chapter 13: Breaking Stereotypes of Aging Women

Chapter 14: Civic Engagement and the Power of Older Women

Chapter 15: Public Policies and the Next Steps in the Evolution of Women's Aging
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About Amanda Dykema-engblade

Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Master's Gerontology program and Psychology Department at Northeastern Illinois University. She received her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology from The University of Akron and conducted post-doctoral aging-related training at Boston University. Her research interests range from eldercare to aging workforce issues. Her current research is focusing on the impact of children's literature regarding aging on early aging perceptions and associated stereotyping tendencies. Amanda Dykema-Engblade, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She earned her doctorate in social psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. Her primary research interests include small group performance and decision-making.
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