Human Aging
ISBN: 0205544010
EAN13: 9780205544011
Language: English
Publication Date: Dec 22, 2007
Pages: 508
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 9.4" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

This text offers a readable and friendly presentation of the important methods, findings, and theories of human aging, while actively involving the reader in meaningful exercises and critical thinking. Students are repeatedly challenged to apply information in the text to the older adults in their own lives. Specifically, suggestions for enhancing the lives of their older relatives are offered and encouraged. These include guidelines for discussions they might have regarding social, emotional, and environmental changes as well encouraging intellectual and social interaction.

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  • Emphasis on the science of the study of aging and why questions in aging are difficult to answer, how social scientists attempt to handle such difficulties, and the successes and failures social scientists have had thus far in answering those questions.
  • The text also demonstrates how current research findings are now being applied in the real world and/or how they might be applied in the future.
  • Cross-cultural comparisons and ethnic group comparisons are included wherever possible.
  • Each chapter begins with Senior View, which introduces students to a real person and gives them a chance to hear what older adults think and say about important issues related to the chapter and a chance to compare Read More chevron_right

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