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Issues in Aging (Mysearchlab Series 15% Off)

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Successful aging: How can we create a better old age both for ourselves and others?

 

Issues in Aging, 2nd edition takes an optimistic view of aging and human potential in later life; it presents the most up-to-date facts on aging today, the issues raised by these facts, and the societal and individual responses that will create a successful old age for us all. 

 

This text presents the full picture of aging- exhibiting both the problems and the opportunities and advantages that accompany older age. It aims to illustrate how generations are dependant on one another and how social conditions affect both the individual and social institutions.

Synopsis:

Successful aging: How can we create a better old age both for ourselves and others? "Issues in Aging, 2nd edition" takes an optimistic view of aging and human potential in later life; it presents the most up-to-date facts on aging today, the issues raised by these facts, and the societal and individual responses that will create a successful old age for us all. This text presents the full picture of aging- exhibiting both the problems and the opportunities and advantages that accompany older age. It aims to illustrate how generations are dependant on one another and how social conditions affect both the individual and social institutions.

About the Author

Mark Novak is Dean and Associate Vice President of the Department of International and Extended Studies at San Jose State University.  He has a taught a course in Aging and Society for over 20 years.

Table of Contents

           

1  Aging Today

     - Why Study Aging?

     - Ageism

     - Culture as a Source of Ageism

     - Some Facts on Aging Today

     - Responses to Ageism

     - Aging Today

 

2  Theories and Methods

     - The Study of Aging: Past and Present

     - Gerontology Research Today

     - Is Gerontology a Discipline?

     - Theories of Aging

     - Two Levels of Theories

     - Three Theoretical Perspectives

     - Research Issues and Methods

     - The Humanities

     - Ethical Issues in Research

     - The Future of Gerontological Theory and Methods

 

3  Aging at Other Times, in Other Places

     - Four Types of Societies

     - The Challenge of Population Aging

     - The Developed Nations

     - The Developing Nations

 

4  Demography

     - The Demographics of Population Aging

     - Increased Proportion of Older People

     - The Causes of Population Change

     - The Challenges of an Aging Population

     - The Impact of Population Aging

 

5  Personal Health and Well-Being

     - Biological Aging

     - Theories of Biological Aging

     - The Effects of Aging on Body Systems

     - Personal Health and Illness

     - Compression of Morbidity Hypothesis

     - Successful Aging

 

6  Life Span Development

     - Memory and Intelligence

     - New Models of Mental Ability in Later Life

     - Personality Development and the Self

     - Social Psychological Change

     - Psychological Disorders: Abnormal Aging

     - Social Breakdown and Reconstruction

 

7  Race and Ethnicity

     - Who Are the Minority Elderly?

     - Why Study Minority Aging?

     - Demographic Characteristics of Dominant and Minority Group Elders

     - Three Theories on Minority Group Aging

     - The Impact of Minority Group Membership on Aging

     - A Look at Four Minority Groups

     - Responses to Minority Group Aging

 

8  The Health Care System

     - Three Models of Health Care

     - The U.S. Health Care System Today

     - Long-term Care: A Response to Older People’s Needs

     - Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

     - Future Issues in Health Care

 

9  Finances and Economics

     - Historical Development of the U.S. Pension System

     - The U.S. Retirement Income System Today

     - The Impact of the Retirement Income System on Older People’s Incomes

     - Inequality in Later Life

     - Pension Reform

     - The Future

 

10  Retirement and Work

     - The Social Origins of Retirement

     - Retirement in the United States Today

     - Alternatives to Retirement

     - Personal Responses to Retirement

     - Preretirement Education

     - Social Structures and Retirement

    - The Future of Retirement

 

11  Housing and Transportation

     - Living Arrangements

     - An Ecological Model of Housing

     - Housing Options

     - The Future of Housing

     - Transportation

 

12  Leisure, Recreation, and Education

     - Leisure

     - New Activities in Old Age

     - Senior Centers

     - Education

     - Community Service and Volunteer Work

 

13  Family Life and Social Support

     - Part I: Family Life, Marriage, and Widowhood

     - Part II: Social Support

 

14  Death and Dying

     - Death and Society

     - Death in Old Age

     - Institutional Death

     - Changes in the Treatment of the Dying

     - Ethical Issues

     - Mourning and Grief

 

15  Politics and Policies

     - Voting

     - Holding Political Office

     - Advocacy

     - Activism

     - Government and Aging Policy

     - Generational Equity

     - The Future of Aging, Politics, and Policy

 

Appendix    Gerontology Careers

     - Gerontology Education

     - Work and Careers in Gerontology

     - Gerontology and You

     - Suggested Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205578696
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Sociology - General
Author:
Novak, Mark
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Older people - United States -
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mysearchlab Series 15% Off
Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9.9 x 8 x 0.7 in 785 gr

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Aging
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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"Synopsis" by , Successful aging: How can we create a better old age both for ourselves and others? "Issues in Aging, 2nd edition" takes an optimistic view of aging and human potential in later life; it presents the most up-to-date facts on aging today, the issues raised by these facts, and the societal and individual responses that will create a successful old age for us all. This text presents the full picture of aging- exhibiting both the problems and the opportunities and advantages that accompany older age. It aims to illustrate how generations are dependant on one another and how social conditions affect both the individual and social institutions.
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