An Introduction to Gerontology by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

By Ian Stuart-Hamilton

With the world's inhabitants getting more and more older, there hasn't ever been a extra urgent desire for the learn of outdated age and getting older. An advent to Gerontology presents a wide-ranging creation to this crucial subject. via assuming no past professional wisdom and averting jargon, this ebook will advisor scholars via the entire major matters in gerontology, overlaying either conventional components, reminiscent of organic and social growing old, in addition to extra modern parts, resembling know-how, the humanities, sexuality and schooling of older adults. An creation to Gerontology is written by way of a group of foreign authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw proof from numerous various views and traditions.

Show description

Read or Download An Introduction to Gerontology PDF

Best developmental psychology books

Family, Self, and Human Development Across Cultures: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Reflecting writer Çigdem Kagitçibasi's influential paintings during the last 20 years, this re-creation examines human improvement, the self, and the relations in a cultural context. It demanding situations the present assumptions in mainstream western psychology concerning the nature of people. the writer proposes a brand new version — the "Autonomous-Related Self" — which expands on latest concept via demonstrating how tradition impacts self improvement.

Social Withdrawal, inhibition, and Shyness in Childhood

Psychologists of various theoretical persuasions have lengthy held that social stories are serious to general developmental trajectories and that the inability of such studies is valuable of compensatory consciousness. unusually, besides the fact that, little empirical consciousness has been directed to the learn of the mental value of social solitude for kids.

Family, Self, and Society: Toward A New Agenda for Family Research

Any time table for relations study within the Nineties needs to take heavily a contextual method of the examine of relatives relationships. The editors and participants to this quantity think that the richness in relations stories over the subsequent decade will come from contemplating the range of kin varieties -- diversified ethnic teams and cultures, diverse phases of kin lifestyles, in addition to assorted old cohorts.

Intervention Strategies for Changing Health Behavior: Applying the Disconnected Values Model

Altering conduct, quite behavior which are self-destructive and dangerous, is likely one of the such a lot difficult objectives of therapists and coaches who paintings with consumers in selling a more fit way of life. the aim of this publication is to "help the helper," that's, to help the individual whose specialist undertaking it's to supply a carrier that allows consumers or sufferers to recognize their dangerous behavior and to switch them with more advantageous, more healthy exercises.

Additional resources for An Introduction to Gerontology

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 7 votes