An Introduction to Gerontology
By (author) Lewis R. Aiken
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Aging by Lewis R. Aiken
Book DescriptionIn this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life. Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of suggested readings that expand on the topics discussed. An instructor's manual offers a variety of teaching materials for those adopting the textbook.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803954458
(254mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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Human Differences, Paperback (May 1999)» View all books by Lewis R. Aiken
This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the many dimensions along which human beings may differ - biological, cognitive, social, performance. Intended for upper-level undergraduates in a wide variety of course settings in psychology.
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Author Biography - Lewis R. Aiken
Lewis R. Aiken received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He subsequently taught at UNC-Greensboro, where he was also Director of Admissions and Placement Research. Other teaching appointments have included Guilford College (where he was Dana Professor of Psychology and Department Chair), UCLA, the University for Teacher Education in Tehran, University of the Pacific, and Pepperdine University. He has received numerous awards, including an NAS-NRC Postdoctoral Resident Research Associateship (U.S. Navy Research Laboratory and San Diego State University), a U.S.O.E. Postdoctoral Fellowship (Stanford University and the University of Georgia), and a Fulbright research /lectureship. Dr. Aiken has also served as a consultant for numerous educational, governmental, health, and industrial organizations and has worked in many different educational, clinical/counseling, research, and business situations. His research interests are in psychological assessment and social and personality psychology, and he has published books on psychological and educational assessment, personality, adult development and aging, death and dying, and general psychology. His popular textbook Psychological Testing & Assessment remains a best-seller in its field, having recently entered a tenth edition.
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