Impact of Technology on Successful Aging
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Impact of Technology on Successful Aging by Neil Charness
Book DescriptionThis volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized societies that effect successful aging in terms of quality of life. Topics discussed include: human factors and aging; the impact of the internet; and assistive technology. As a special feature, each chapter is followed by two commentaries from experts in the same and neighboring disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826124036
(235mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Neil Charness
Designing for Older Adults, Hardback (March 2009)
Discusses the role the field of human factors plays in creating technology that is effective and safe to use. This book provides information specific enough to be immediately applicable yet general enough to be relevant to technologies of the future.
Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance, Paperback (June 2006)
This handbook provides comprehensive information about expert performance.
Communication, Technology and Aging, Hardback (November 2000)» View all books by Neil Charness
Presents reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. This volume contains research on the areas within the field of aging, such as: computer use and design, internet use, and computer literacy. It is useful for gerontologists and psychologists.
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Author Biography - Neil Charness
Neil Charness, PhD, received his BA (1969) in Psychology from McGill University, and his MS (1971) and PhD (1974) in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. He was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University (1974-1977) and a Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo (1977-1994). He is currently a Professor of Psychology at the Florida State University, and a Research Associate at the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. His current research interests focus on the topics of aging and expert performance across the life span, and age and human factors as related to technology use. He has held grants concerned with these topics from the National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Aging Research Network (Canada), the DAAD (Germany), the Retirement Research Foundation (USA), and the National Institute on Aging (USA). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, The American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Gerontological Society of America.
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