By Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow
No box of research extra thoroughly integrates the mature individual over the existence direction than does gerontology. knowing senior citizens-who symbolize a always becoming population-is changing into more and more vital. getting older, the person, AND SOCIETY introduces readers to gerontology in a compassionate manner that is helping them comprehend older humans and understand how to paintings with them. The booklet balances educational examine and sensible discussions, integrating social and cultural views with the tale of the person getting older technique. actions and increase reader's figuring out and abilities by way of delivering many possibilities for experiential studying.
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By definition, life-span development and aging cannot only be a "winning game" (P. Baltes & Kliegl, 1986; Brim, 1988). In terms of absolute criteria of functional capacity, losses will occur. The central task will be to assist individuals in acquiring effective strategies involving changes in aspirations and the scope of goals. The facilitation of changes in aspirations and goals is complicated by the question of when to accept the fact of loss and reorient one's life. " Using a performance standard/capacity ratio approach, it may be possible to specify when objective reality would mandate the acceptance of a loss.
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