Handbook of Theories of Aging

ISBN-10: 0826162517
ISBN-13: 9780826162519
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: The field of gerontology has often been criticised for being 'data-rich but theory-poor'. The authors of this text address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.806
Language: English

The field of gerontology has often been criticised for being 'data-rich but theory-poor'. The authors of this text address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology.

Vern Bengtson is the AARP/University Chair in Gerontology and Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. He has published 15 books and over 220 articles in gerontology, the sociology of the life course, family sociology, social psychology, and ethnicity and aging.nbsp; He was elected President of the Gerontological Society of America and has been granted a MERIT award from the National Institute on Aging for his 35-year Longitudinal Study of Generations. Bengtson's honors include (twice) the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council of Family Relations (1980 and 1986); the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association's section on aging (1995); the Robert W. Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America (1996); and the Ernest W. Burgess Award from the National Council on Family Relations (1998).nbsp; In addition he has received several awards for teaching, which has provided his greatest satisfaction throughout his career.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

Setting the context of theories of aging
Theorizing aging across disciplines
Biological theories of aging
Psychological theories of aging
Social science perspectives on theories of aging
Society, public theory, and theories of aging
Translating theories of aging
The future of theories of aging
Author index
Subject index

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