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Aging The Individual And Society

Author : Susan M. Hillier
ISBN : 9781305176935
Genre : Social Science
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Updated throughout with relevant new examples, research, and photos, AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY, Tenth Edition, brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. This accessible text combines academic research with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually in the material. Activities offer many opportunities for experiential learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author : William Christian Bier
ISBN : UOM:39015004109271
Genre : Social Science
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The perennial problem of aging has come into even sharper national focus in recent years, with the percentage of our population aged 65 and over having more than doubled in this century, thus far, while the number has increased more than sixfold. These facts are basic; but their implications are manifold, presenting challenges for both the aging individual and for society-at-large. Number Eight in the Pastoral Psychology Series, this volume points up some of these challenges, and in addition, provides useful and productive responses. Reflecting attention to topics of an immediately current nature, it views the subject matter in an interdisciplinary context. Aging is first viewed in historical, cultural, and religious perspective. This background is followed by the dimensions of aging as seen by modern science. Focus is then placed on the topic of retirement as the center of the aging challenge, as experienced on the societal as well as the personal level, with particular attention given to the religious dimensions of aging. The final sections are devoted to the challenges to the individual and society: aging in marriage, aging and career development, the prospect of death, family and community care for the aged, and, ultimately, whether one's "golden years" will be rewarding and satisfying. The published proceedings of the 1973 Institute in Pastoral Psychology, this work will contribute to a better understanding of this increasingly challenging problem among an increasingly wider readership of the concerned.
Category: Social Science

Die Berliner Altersstudie

Author : Ulman Lindenberger
ISBN : 3050045086
Genre : Older people
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Gegenwart und Zukunft unserer Gesellschaft sind durch einen immer höheren Anteil alter und sehr alter Menschen geprägt. Die Berliner Altersstudie (BASE) ist weltweit einzigartig in der Breite des Spektrums der beteiligten Wissenschaften und der sowohl disziplinär als auch interdisziplinär bestimmten Untersuchungsgebiete, in dem Fokus auf das hohe Alter (70- bis über 100-Jährige) und in dem empirischen Bezug auf eine repräsentativ ausgewählte Stadtbevölkerung. Der Band berichtet unter anderem über geistige Leistungsfähigkeit, Persönlichkeit und soziale Beziehungen im Alter, über körperliche Gesundheit, medizinische Versorgung und zahnmedizinischen Status, über psychische Erkrankungen wie Demenz und Depression, über soziale und kulturelle Aktivitäten und die wirtschaftliche Situation, über Alltagskompetenz, subjektives Wohlbefinden und Unterschiede zwischen Frauen und Männern. Da seit den ersten Erhebungen 20 Jahre vergangen sind, in denen die damaligen Studienteilnehmer bis zu sieben weitere Male befragt wurden, werden die damaligen Ergebnisse durch zwei Kapitel zur längsschnittlichen Fortführung der Berliner Altersstudie ergänzt. Der longitudinale BASE-Datensatz hat sich als sehr fruchtbares Feld für vielseitige Analysen des Alternsprozesses, inter- und intraindividuellen Unterschieden des Alterns und der kausalen Beziehungen zwischen Funktionsbereichen erwiesen. Die Studie wurde ursprünglich im Rahmen der Arbeitsgruppe "Altern und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung" der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften durchgeführt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren aus verschiedenen Disziplinen haben überwiegend am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, an der Freien Universität Berlin und an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin gearbeitet, einige sind inzwischen im Ausland wissenschaftlich auf dem Gebiet der Gerontologie tätig.
Category: Older people

Denn Alles Ist Verg Nglich

Author : Irvin D. Yalom
ISBN : 9783641154691
Genre : Fiction
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Yaloms Anleitung zum Glücklichsein. In diesen zehn packenden Erzählungen aus der Psychotherapie entschlüsselt der bedeutende amerikanische Psychotherapeut Irvin D. Yalom die Geheimnisse, Frustrationen, aber auch die Erhabenheit und den Humor, die nicht nur den Kern jeder therapeutischen Begegnung ausmachen, sondern auch des Lebens selbst. Indem er uns an den Zwangslagen seiner Patienten teilhaben lässt, gewährt uns Yalom nicht nur einzigartige Einblicke in deren persönliche Sehnsüchte und Motivationen, sondern erzählt uns auch viel über sich selbst und sein eigenes Ringen zwischen persönlicher Betroffenheit und therapeutischer Rolle. Herausgekommen sind dabei wunderbare, unerschrockene Geschichten über die menschliche Seele und den therapeutischen Prozess, der voller Schmerz, Verwirrung, aber auch unverhoffter Freude und Hoffnung ist.
Category: Fiction

The Self And Society In Aging Processes

Author : Carol D. Ryff, PhD
ISBN : 0826117155
Genre : Social Science
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This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences. The book is organized into three sections: theoretical perspectives, socioeconomic structures, and contexts of self and society. Leading psychologists, anthropologists, gerontologists, and sociologists present theoretical and empirical advances that forge links between the individual and the social aspects of aging. It is must reading for researchers in all gerontologic specialties, and a valuable text for graduate courses in human development, psychology of aging, and other social aspects of aging.
Category: Social Science

Community Care For An Aging Society

Author : Carole B. Cox, PhD
ISBN : 082612805X
Genre : Social Science
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Most older persons desire to remain living in the community, but those requiring care are often at risk of not having their needs met. Families may find themselves unable to care for their older relatives, while formal services are often unavailable or inaccessible. Policies and services are beginning to focus on the community rather than institutions as the primary axis for care. This book examines the many factors contributing to needs for care among older persons as well as the ways in which impairments are defined and responded to by both the individual and society. Focusing on practice and policy issues, Dr. Cox describes many of the early stage community care innovations that hold the promise of making contributions to the well-being and independence of the older population.
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Annual Review Of Gerontology And Geriatrics Volume 35 2015

Author : Manfred Diehl, PhD
ISBN : 9780826196521
Genre : Social Science
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How do individuals perceive the experience of aging? Can this perception predict such developmental outcomes as functional health or mortality? The 35th volume of ARGG encompasses the most current and fruitful research findings about the subjective experience of aging and describes how they fit within a theoretical framework. It reflects a new and advanced stage of development in the discipline of subjective aging and will be a building block for future theoretical and empirical work in this area of study. The book integrates presentations from a series of recent workshops attended by an international cadre of subjective aging researchers, the results of several longitudinal studies from across the globe, and theoretical propositions from studies that are ongoing. Chapters-reviewed by independent scholars for "quality control"-- address major conceptual approaches and key challenges to subjective aging research; research designs, empirical findings, and methodological issues; and the implications of subjective aging research on interventions, society, and the changing contexts of aging. Key Topics: Subjective aging and awareness of aging Connections between research on subjective aging and age stereotypes and stigma Linking subjective aging to changing social meanings of age and the life course Psychological and social resources and subjective aging across the adult life span Experimental research on age stereotypes Domain-specific approaches and implications for addressing issues of developmental regulation Subjective aging as a predictor of major endpoints of aging and development Exploring new contexts and connections for subjective aging measures Changing negative views of aging Subjective aging research from a cross-cultural perspective Subjective aging research and gerontological practice Future directions for subjective aging research
Category: Social Science

Aging Society And The Life Course Fifth Edition

Author : Leslie A. Morgan, PhD
ISBN : 9780826121721
Genre : Medical
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This classic text, now in its fifth edition, is distinguished by its emphasis on social context, social processes, and social structures as part of a broader understanding of the sociology of aging and the life course. Presenting an objective view of the realities of aging both positive and negative, the book examines aging from micro/macro, personal, community, societal, and global perspectives. This fifth edition describes important changes in the field of social gerontology and growth in such topics as diversity, global aging, and the life course. It addresses major shifts in public policy, social institutions, and aging-related programming initiatives. There is a strong focus on the changing landscape of aging, particularly in regard to social engagement, employment and lifelong learning, enhanced health and independence, and livable communities for people of all ages. Additionally, the book includes new information on the Affordable Care Act, and end-of-life issues.
Category: Medical

Gay Midlife And Maturity

Author : John Alan Lee
ISBN : 1560240288
Genre : Social Science
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Aging is stressful for anyone in youth-oriented Western societies. Elderly people encounter difficulties and discrimination, sometimes because of reduced income, transportation and housing problems, and failing health, but often due to the persistent negative stereotypes that color others’attitudes and behavior toward old people. Gay men and lesbians experience these stresses, as well as the numerous additional problems associated with their sexual orientation. Gay Midlife and Maturity is a dynamic and positive volume that challenges the long-held stereotype of the sad and lonely old homosexual. A growing body of international literature, much of which is featured in this book, rejects this myth and illustrates that older gay men and lesbians cope well with the aging process and are comparable to younger homosexuals in social and psychological adjustment. A much-needed and major contribution, Gay Midlife and Maturity contains an enormous amount of information for readers interested in gerontology and homosexuality. Experts, for the first time, examine the relationship between the adjustment of gay people to later life and the age and sequence of the resolution of these typically early developmental processes, raising many questions about traditional theories of gay development. The existing contradictions and debates about gay men and accelerated aging are addressed. Other valuable chapters focus on a theory of successful aging, a comparison of the traditional gay community (pre-Stonewall) versus the organized gay community, the vital role of communication in gay relationships, the sexual attitudes and behaviors of older gay men, and much more. Additional interesting and worthwhile chapters of this thought-provoking new book include an in-depth interview with Don Bachardy about his 33-year relationship Christopher Isherwood, a renowned English writer who was 30 years his senior, and a review of the growing literature on gay aging.
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