Aging Matters

An Introduction to Social Gerontology, Books a La Carte Edition

Author: Nancy Hooyman,Kevin Kawamoto,H. Asuman Kiyak

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133974027

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value--this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Presents Social Gerontology from Multiple Perspectives Aging Matters illuminates cultural, biological, physiological, emotional, cognitive, economic, and social aspects of aging. A useful guide to a range of disciplines, this title helps readers of all educational backgrounds understand the dynamic interactions between older people and their environments.

Studyguide for Aging Matters

An Introduction to Social Gerontology by Hooyman, Nancy, ISBN 9780205727643

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 9781497001985


Page: 130

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780205727643. This item is printed on demand.

Aging and Diversity

An Active Learning Experience

Author: Chandra Mehrotra, Ph.D.,Lisa Smith Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317239997

Category: Psychology

Page: 580

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As the older population in the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, it is important to understand the characteristics, the potential, and the needs of this population. In this new and fully revised edition of Aging and Diversity, Chandra Mehrotra and Lisa Wagner address key topics in diversity and aging, discussing how the aging experience is affected by not only race and ethnicity but also gender, religious affiliation, social class, rural-urban community location, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Taking this broad view of human diversity allows the authors to convey some of the rich complexities facing our aging population – complexities that provide both challenges to meet the needs of a diverse population of elders and opportunities to learn how to live in a pluralistic society. Mehrotra and Wagner present up-to-date knowledge and scholarship about aging and diversity in a way that engages readers in active learning, placing ongoing emphasis on developing readers’ knowledge and skills, fostering higher order thinking, and encouraging exploration of personal values and attitudes.

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective

Author: Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy,Lela Rankin Williams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515221

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers an integrative approach to biopsychosocial case formulations of current and developmental human behavior concerns. The sixth edition builds on prior efforts in promoting integrative assessments by adopting a specific method for completing case formulations that students apply to case studies in the book's developmental chapters. This innovation provides students with a bridge to the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), thus helping them connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Guidelines for practice and relevant assessment tools are identified for specific life tasks and for each phase of biopsychosocial development. This edition also offers concrete methods for the translation of developmental research to assessment practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Family Matters

An Introduction to Family Sociology in Canada

Author: Barbara A. Mitchell

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551304104

Category: Families

Page: 440

View: 4878


Refreshingly succinct and engaging, Family Matters is a comprehensive introduction to family sociology in Canada. The book has a strong focus on contemporary Canadian theory and research on a wide variety of substantive issues relevant to the lives of students from diverse family backgrounds. This second edition is broadly organized into three interrelated areas: conceptualizing and studying continuity, diversity, inequality, and social change in families; the life course dynamics of families across the generations; and social policy responses to critical issues facing families today. Family Matters has been thoroughly updated with the most current statistical information available on family trends; expanded coverage of numerous topical areas, such as families dealing with disability and the consequences of the recent global economic meltdown on families; and more examples from today's news headlines and contemporary family-related events. Features: every chapter contains a summary, critical reflection questions, a glossary, lists of suggested multimedia resources, and recommended exercises and activities a vast array of course supplements available, including innovative lists of sources for building case studies, suggested assignments and in-class activities, a sample syllabus, links to online teaching resources, PowerPoint slides, and high-resolution images from the text that can be used in the classroom draws on current statistical information on family trends and examples from today's news headlines

Ageing in Singapore

Service Needs and the State

Author: Peggy Teo,Kalyani Mehta,Leng Leng Thang,Angelique Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134188552

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 5662


Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political issue. Written by an impressive team of authors, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the experience of ageing in Singapore examining key issues such as health, work, housing, family ties and care giving. It looks at how social categorization enters into everyday life to elucidate the multiple meanings of age and identity encountered in a rapidly changing economy and society. Providing original critical discourse from Asian writers recording Asian voices, Ageing in Singapore will appeal to a wide readership and is an invaluable resource for policy makers, service practitioners and scholars working on Asian gerontology.

Introduction to Educational Gerontology

Author: Ronald H. Sherron,D. Barry Lumsden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317770714

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

View: 9604


Educational gerontology is the study of the changes in the learning process caused by old age. This new edition provides an update of developments in this field of research. The volume probes topics such as implications for education for the aging, reminiscence, methods of teaching, social exchange and equal opportunity.

Social Class in Later Life

Power, Identity and Lifestyle

Author: Formosa, Marvin,Higgs, Paul

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447320573

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Social class in later life: Power, identity and lifestyle provides the most up-to-date collection of new and emerging research relevant to contemporary debates on the relationship between class, culture, and later life.

The Need for Theory

Critical Approaches to Social Gerontology

Author: Simon Biggs,Ariela Lowenstein,Jon Hendricks

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 1829


"The Need for Theory speaks to the burgeoning need for critical thinking in social gerontology. The editors have brought together some of the foremost contributors to theoretical advances in the field. This volume incorporates state-of-the-art theorizing with a focus on selected topical areas facing gerontologists around the world. Using their keen insights into substantive issues, the contributors examine personal and structural changes affecting individuals over the life course. Extolling the heed for theory is not enough; the contributors focus their insights on a panoply of substantive issues, linking the personal with the political and with the structural parameters that shape the process of aging, no matter where it occurs.