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Handbook of theories of aging

Author: Vern L Bengtson
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging theory: The contributors of this text have reached beyond  Read more...
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Handbook of theories of aging.
New York : Springer, ©2009
(DLC) 2008033650
(OCoLC)232129966
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vern L Bengtson
ISBN: 9780826162526 0826162525
OCLC Number: 319263203
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 790 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Setting the Context of Theories of Aging; Part II: Theorizing Aging Across Disciplines; Part III: Biological Theories of Aging; Part IV: Psychological Theories of Aging; Part V: Social Science Perspectives on Theories of Aging; Part VI: Society, Public Policy, and Theories of Aging; Part VII: Translating Theories of Aging; Part VIII: The Future of Theories of Aging; Author Index; Subject Index.
Responsibility: editors, Vern Bengtson [and others].

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Intends to advance the development and applications of theories of aging. This guide includes chapters such as: Dynamic Integration Theory: Emotion, Cognition, and Equilibrium in Later Life;  Read more...

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