Aging, the Individual, and Society

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Cengage Learning, Mar 11, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 496 pages
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This accessible text brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. Academic research is combined with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually.
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Contents

Aging in America
1
Stereotypes and Images
30
Social and Psychological Theories in Later Life Development
56
Physical Health and Well Being
90
Mental Health
117
Friends Family and Community
149
Intimacy and Sexuality
170
Work and Leisure
199
Special Problems
313
Women and Ethnic Groups
343
Death and Dying
373
Politics Policies and Programs
402
Internet Information Resources
423
References
426
Photo Credits
450
Name Index
451

Finances and Lifestyles
226
Living Environments
257
The OldestOld and Caregiving
289

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About the author (2010)

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.

Santa Rosa Junior College

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