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Gerotranscendence : a developmental theory of positive aging

Author: Lars Tornstam
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lars Tornstam's latest book explores the need for new theories in gerontology and sets the stage for the development of his theory of gerotranscendence. This theory was developed to address what the author sees as a perpetual mismatch between present theories in social gerontology and existing empirical data." "The author supports his theory with qualitative in-depth interviews with older persons and quantitative  Read more...
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Tornstam, Lars, 1943-
Gerotranscendence.
New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2005
(OCoLC)607228094
Online version:
Tornstam, Lars, 1943-
Gerotranscendence.
New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2005
(OCoLC)608669260
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Tornstam
ISBN: 0826131344 9780826131348
OCLC Number: 59003690
Description: xi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The need for new theories in social gerontology --
Origin of the theory and first outline --
The qualitative content of gerotranscendence --
Quantitative empirical elucidations --
Gerotranscendence in practice.
Responsibility: Lars Tornstam.
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Explores the need for new theories in gerontology and sets the stage for the development of the author's theory of gerotranscendence. This book illustrates the practical implications of the theory of  Read more...

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