Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective: International Edition

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9780205806393: Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective: International Edition

This best-selling, multidisciplinary, social aging text presents positive images of aging while considering the many factors that contribute to how aging individuals experiences life.


Up-to-date and expanded, this text offers a comprehensive view that presents aging positively, portraying concepts of active aging and resiliency, and defining “productive aging” by elaborating on the numerous ways elders contribute to society and their families. Based on the latest research findings, it offers greater depth to critical issues of aging, attending to differences by age and cohort, gender, ethnic minority status, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.


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The UCLA teaching team for the class we have taught for now 11 years agreed your text book will be ours next year...Biologist Rita Effros (recent recipient of the Kleimier Award) thought you covered the biology better than the other texts we have used...I love the treatment of women and ethnic elders. The strength perspective, yes!

We are all excited about using it for our 180 freshman.  Now we will be even better with your book!


- JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez and colleagues, UCLA

About the Author:

Nancy R. Hooyman

Nancy R. Hooyman holds the Hooyman Professorship of Gerontology and is dean emeritus at the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. Her MSW and Ph.D. in sociology and social work are from the University of Michigan. She is nationally recognized for her scholarship in aging and multigenerational policy and practice, gender inequities in family caregiving, and feminist gerontology. In addition to this textbook, Dr. Hooyman is the co-author of Living through Loss: Interventions across the Life Span; Taking Care of Aging Family Members; and Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies for Gender Justice, and editor ofTransforming Social Work Education: The First Decade of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative. She has published over 120 articles and chapters and is a frequent national and international presenter on issues related to gerontology, a multigenerational perspective, and women. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the Council on Social Work Education’s National Center for Gerontological Social Work Education, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, and an advisory board member and national research mentor for the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholars Program. . A Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, Dr. Hooyman is past-chair of GSA’s Social Research, Policy and Practice Section  She received the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award from the Council on Social Work Education in 2009.



H. Asuman Kiyak

H. Asuman Kiyak is Director of the Institute on Aging, professor in the School of Dentistry, and adjunct professor in the Departments of Architecture and Psychology at the University of Washington. She obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology at Wayne State University. Professor Kiyak has been the recipient of major research grants from NIH, CDC, AOA, the State of Washington, and private foundations in the areas of health promotion and health service utilization by older adults, and in person―environment adaptation to Alzheimer’s disease by patients and their caregivers. She has published over 130 articles and 35 chapters in these areas and is known nationally and internationally for her research on geriatric dental care and the application of psychological theory to health promotion. In 2000 she received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research, and has served as president of the Geriatric Oral Research, and the Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Groups of IADR. Dr. Kiyak was Principal Investigator of a recently completed clinical trial in geriatric dentistry funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and two studies of a community-based health promotion study funded by the CDC. She has collaborated with Intel to test new technologies and to sponsor conferences on this topic to help older adults remain active and independent. In 2003 she was named Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics at UCLA, and received the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Washington Educational Outreach division. Professor Kiyak is a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America.


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