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Title Handbook of theories of aging / Vern L. Bengtson and Richard A. Settersten Jr., editors ; Brian K. Kennedy, Nancy Morrow-Howell, and Jacqui Smith, associate editors.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, [2016]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.26 H236HT    Check Shelf
Edition Third edition.
Description xviii, 731 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Theories of aging : developments within and across disciplinary boundaries / Vern L. Bengtson and Richard A. Settersten, Jr. -- Concepts and theories of age and aging / Richard A. Settersten, Jr., and Bethany Godlewski -- Standing on the shoulders of giants in gerontology / Richard A. Settersten, Jr. -- Unlike aging, longevity Is sexually determined / Leonard Hayflick -- The psychology of aging / K. Warner Schaie -- How theories of aging became social : emergence of the sociology of aging / Vern L. Bengtson -- Social movements and social knowledges : gerontological theory in research, policy, and practice / Carroll L. Estes with Nicholas R. DiCarlo -- Advances in biological theories of aging / Brian K. Kennedy -- Evolutionary theory and aging / Devin Arbuthnott, Daniel E. L. Promislow, and Jacob A. Moorad -- Inflammation and aging / Ming Xu and James L. Kirkland -- Theories of stem cell aging / Pedro Sousa-Victor, Joana Neves, and Heinrich Jasper -- Proteostasis and aging / Matt Kaeberlein -- Advances in psychological theories of aging / Jacqui Smith -- Theories of emotional well-being and aging / Susan T. Charles and Joanna Hong -- Emotioncognition links in aging : theories and evidence / Nhi Ngo, Molly Sands, and Derek M. Isaacowitz -- Theories of social support in health and aging / Bert N. Uchino, Anthony D. Ong, Tara L. Queen, and Robert G. Kent de Grey -- Age stereotypes' Influence on health : stereotype embodiment theory / Brad A. Meisner and Becca R. Levy -- Terminal decline of function / Gizem Hülür, Nilam Ram, and Denis Gerstorf -- Advances in social science theories of aging / Richard A. Settersten, Jr. -- Theories of work and retirement : culture, trust, and the social contract / Melissa Hardy and Adriana M. Reyes -- Families and aging : toward an interdisciplinary family-level approach / Rosemary Blieszner and Marieke Voorpostel --
Theories of social connectedness and aging / Jaclyn S. Wong and Linda J. Waite -- Long, broad, and deep : theoretical approaches in aging and inequality / Angela M. ORand -- The interpretive perspective on aging / Victor W. Marshall, Anne Martin-Matthews, and Julie Ann McMullin -- Advances in theory-based policy and interventions / Nancy Morrow-Howell -- Aging in place / Andrew E. Scharlach and Keith Diaz Moore -- Theories that guide consumer-directed/person-centered initiatives in policy and practice / Nancy R. Hooyman, Kevin J. Mahoney, and Mark Sciegaj -- Theories guiding support services for family caregivers / Rhonda J. V. Montgomery, Jung Kwak, and Karl D. Kosloski -- Theoretical foundations for designing and implementing health promotion programs / Susan L. Hughes, Elske Stolte, and Renae L. Smith-Ray -- Theories of the politics and policies of aging / Robert B. Hudson -- Theories of help-seeking behavior : understanding community service use by older adults / Robbyn R. Wacker and Karen A. Roberto -- Advances in transdisciplinary theories of aging / Vern L. Bengtson -- Successful aging / John W. Rowe and Theodore D. Cosco -- Coping, optimal aging, and resilience in a sociocultural context / Carolyn M. Aldwin and Heidi Igarashi -- Religion, spirituality, and aging / Peter G. Coleman, Elisabeth Schröder-Butterfill, and John H. Spreadbury -- Theories of wisdom and aging / Monika Ardelt and Hunhui Oh -- Theories of environmental gerontology : old and new avenues for person-environmental views of aging / Hans-Werner Wahl and Frank Oswald -- Theoretical perspectives on biodemography of aging and longevity / Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova -- The multiplicity of aging : lessons for theory and conceptual development from longitudinal studies / Dario Spini, Daniela S. Jopp, Stéphanie Pin, and Silvia Stringhini -- The past as prognosis : a prismatic history of theories of aging / W. Andrew Achenbaum -- Prospects for future theory development in aging / Richard A. Settersten, Jr., and Vern L. Bengtson.
Summary This state-of-the-art handbook will keep researchers and practitioners in gerontology abreast of the newest theories and models of aging. With virtually all new contributors and content, this edition contains 35 chapters by the most highly respected luminaries in the field. It addresses theories and concepts built on cumulative knowledge in four disciplinary areas - biology, psychology, social sciences, and policy and practice - as well as landmark advances in trans-disciplinary science. With its explicit focus on theory, the handbook is unique in providing essential knowledge about primary explanations for aging, spanning from cells to societies. The chapters in the third edition place a strong emphasis on the future of theory development, assessing the current state of theories and providing a roadmap for how theory can shape research, and vice versa, in years to come. Many chapters also address connections between theories and policy or practice. Each set of authors has been asked to consider how theories in their area address matters of diversity and inequalities in aging, and how theories might be revised or tested with these matters in mind. The third edition also contains a new section, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants", which includes personal essays by senior gerontologists who share their perspectives on the history of ideas in their fields, and on their experiences with the process and prospects of developing good theory. Hallmarks of the third edition: * Highlights important gains in trans-disciplinary theories of aging.* Emphasizes the future of theory development.* Provides insights on theory development from living legends in gerontology.* Examines what human diversity and inequality mean for aging theories.* Emphasizes interconnections between theory, research, intervention, and policy.* Underscores international issues with greater representation of international authors.* Includes section introductions by the editors and associate editors that summarize theoretical developments.Key Features: * Highlights variability and diversity in aging processes, from the cellular level of biological aging to the societal level of public policy.* Provides insights on theory development from living legends in gerontology.* Offers intergenerational, interdisciplinary, and international perspectives.*
Subject Aging -- Research.
Gerontology -- Research.
Aging -- physiology.
Aging -- psychology.
Models, Biological.
Aging -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00800341
Gerontology -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00942218
Added Author Bengtson, Vern L., editor.
Settersten, Richard A., Jr., 1964- editor.
Kennedy, Brian K., editor.
Morrow-Howell, Nancy, 1952- editor.
Smith, Jacqui (Professor of psychology), editor.
ISBN 9780826129420
9780826129437 (e-book)
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