Handbook of Theories of Aging, Third Edition by Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Dr. Richard Settersten Jr PhD

By Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Dr. Richard Settersten Jr PhD

This cutting-edge guide will preserve researchers and practitioners in gerontology abreast of the most recent theories and versions of getting older. With nearly all new participants and content material, this version includes 35 chapters by way of the main hugely revered luminaries within the box. It addresses theories and ideas equipped on cumulative wisdom in 4 disciplinary areasóbiology, psychology, social sciences, and coverage and practiceóas good as landmark advances in trans-disciplinary technological know-how. With its specific specialize in thought, the instruction manual is exclusive in delivering crucial wisdom approximately fundamental causes for getting older, spanning from cells to societies.

The chapters within the 3rd variation position a robust emphasis at the way forward for concept improvement, assessing the present country of theories and delivering a roadmap for a way conception can form study, and vice versa, in future years. Many chapters additionally handle connections among theories and coverage or perform. each one set of authors has been requested to contemplate how theories of their sector deal with concerns of range and inequalities in getting older, and the way theories could be revised or confirmed with those issues in brain. The 3rd version additionally incorporates a new part, "Standing at the Shoulders of Giants," including own essays via senior gerontologists who percentage their views at the background of principles of their fields, and on their reports with the method and clients of constructing reliable theory.

Hallmarks of the 3rd Edition:

Highlights very important profits in trans-disciplinary theories of aging

Emphasizes the way forward for conception development

Provides insights on concept improvement from dwelling legends in gerontology

Examines what human range and inequality suggest for getting older theories

Emphasizes interconnections among concept, learn, intervention, and policy

Underscores foreign matters with better illustration of overseas authors

Includes part introductions by means of the editors and affiliate editors that summarize theoretical developments

Key Features:

Highlights variability and variety in getting older procedures, from the mobile point of organic getting older to the societal point of public policy

Provides insights on idea improvement from residing legends in gerontology

Offers intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and foreign perspectives

Disseminates a forward-thinking, future-oriented concentration in idea improvement

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New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B, 65(3), 340–350. Annual Review of Sociology, 32, 271–297. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B, 70(6), 876–885. Research in Human Development, 12, 261–267. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. London, UK: Sage. 485–499). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Journal of Social Issues, 61, 343–360. Should we be concerned about age segregation? Research on Aging, 28, 638–654.

Some researchers further theorize that confronting negative stereotypes depletes the limited amount of strength an individual has to regulate thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (Emile, d’Arripe-Longueville, Cheval, Amato, & Chalabaev, 2015), forcing older adults to switch their mindset from one of achieving gains to avoiding losses (Barber, Mather, & Gatz, 2015). SET implicitly builds on Robert Butler’s (1969) comparison of ageism to sexism and racism, in which age represents an accumulation of exposure to negative stereotypes, thereby increasing the likelihood of internalization.

Identities, relationships, and expectations are based on them. The increasing differentiation of life phases has been a historically emergent property of modern societies, beginning with “childhood,” “adulthood,” and “old age” (Settersten, 1999). In light of the prolonged transition to adulthood today, it would not surprise us if “early adulthood” were soon split into the “young-young” and the “oldyoung” to distinguish the front and back ends of the 20s, which are very different (Settersten & Ray, 2010).

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