Communication and Aging
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Communication and Aging by Jon F. Nussbaum
Book DescriptionThis text employs a communication perspective to examine the aging process and the ability of individuals to adapt successfully to aging. It continues the groundbreaking work of the first edition, emphasizing a life-span approach toward understanding the social interaction that occurs during later life. The edition provides a comprehensive update on the existing and emerging research within communication and aging studies and considers such topics as notions of successful aging, positive and negative stereotypes toward older adults, and health communication issues. It raises awareness of the barriers facing elderly people in conversation and the importance such conversations have in elderly people's lives. The impact of nonrelational processes, such as hearing loss, are considered as they impact relationships with others and affect the ability to age successfully. The book is organized into 14 chapters. Each chapter is written so that the reader is presented with an exhaustive review of the pertinent and recent literature from the social sciences. As in the first edition, when the literature is empirically based, the communicative ramifications are then discussed. Readers of this volume will gain greater understanding of the importance of their communicative relationships and how significant they remain across the life span. Developed for students in communication, psychology, nursing, social gerontology, sociology, and related areas, Communication and Aging provides important insights on communication to all who are affected by the aging process.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805833317
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jon F. Nussbaum
Routledge Handbook of Health Communication, Paperback (April 2011)
This handbook summarizes the research on communicative processes as they relate to health and health care, and provides directions for future research.
Life Span Communication, Paperback (August 2005)
This broad consideration of the lifespan component of communication study emphasizes how communicative processes develop, are maintained, and change throughout the life span. Topics covered include language skills, interpersonal conflict management, socialization, care-giving, and relationship development.
Handbook of Communication and Aging Research, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Jon F. Nussbaum
This work shows that aging is not only an individual process but an interactive one. The study of communication can lead to an understanding of what it means to grow old. Many of the chapters work to deny earlier images of aging as involving normative decrement to provide a different view of aging.
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