By Nancy Hooyman, Kevin S. Kawamoto, H. Asuman S. Kiyak
Presents Social Gerontology from a number of Perspectives
Aging issues illuminates cultural, organic, physiological, emotional, cognitive, monetary, and social features of getting older. an invaluable consultant to various disciplines, this name is helping readers of all academic backgrounds comprehend the dynamic interactions among older humans and their environments.
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Extra resources for Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology
Look at the members of your family, and extrapolate what physical problems you might have as well as physical advantages. Think about your five senses and which of them will have been impacted by aging and to what degree. Will you be able to communicate verbally or will you have to rely on nonverbal means of communication? Social: What kind of a family and personal lifestyle will you have when you are older? What type of living situation will you be in? Will you have any hobbies? Where will you go when/if you go out?
More research on diverse groups of older adults using a wide range of methods is needed to continue our understanding of older adulthood and the diversity of aging experiences, including the factors that promote resilience and active aging. key terms ageism, p. 2 baby boom, p. 3 biological aging, p. 6 Birth cohort, p. 6 chronological aging, p. 5 cohort, p. 6 cross-sectional, p. 7 geriatrics, p. 2 life course, p. 3 longitudinal study, p. 6 psychological aging, p. 6 resiliency, p. 3 sequential designs, p.
3 review questions 1. How does the term geriatrics differ from gerontology? 2. What are some of the limitations of chronological age to describe an older adult? 3. How would you define biological, psychological, and social aging? indd 9 4. Define cohorts and give two examples of how cohort affects a person’s experience of aging. 5. Briefly describe what the concept of resiliency means. 6. What are some limitations of cross-sectional research designs? What are some advantages of longitudinal research designs?