Handbook of Theories of Aging

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The long awaited sequel to Birren and Bengtson's landmark text, EMERGENT THEORIES OF AGING has arrived. Dedicated to James E. Birren, this volume continues to explore and expand upon the bases of theory-building and research design in aging. Renowned researchers examine biological, biomedical, psychological, and social science concepts and theories. In addition, this volume contains a new section that explores the potentials for successful interventions by applying theories to gerontological practice, public policy, and mental health and aging. This text is a valuable resource for gerontologists, academics, psychologists, and graduate-level students.

Contributors include: James Birren, Gary Kenyon, Caleb Finch, Diana Woodruff-Pak, Paul B. Baltes, Margret Baltes, Laura Carstensen, Timothy Salthouse, Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Christine Fry, Dale Dannefer, Margaret Gatz, among others.

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Vern L. Bengtson,PhD,is AARP/University Professor of Gerontology Emeritus and Research Professor, Edward Roybal Institute on Aging, School of Social Work, University of Southern California. A senior statesman in gerontology, Bengtson is a world-recognized expert on the sociology of life course, family sociology, social psychology, and ethnicity and aging. He has been elected President of the Gerontological Society of America and has been granted two MERIT awards for research from the National Institutes of Health. He has written or edited 17 books and published over 250 research papers. Early in his career Bengtson started the Longitudinal Study of Generations, a multi-generation and multi-disciplinary investigation of families, aging, and social change that now is in its 45thyear of data collection from over 350 multi-generational families. He has received research and teaching awards from the Gerontological Society of America, the American Sociological Association, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. As the lead Editor on the two prior editions of theHandbook of Theories of Aging, and Co-Editor of the book that preceded them,Emergent Theories of Aging, Dr. Bengtson has led the charge to transform gerontology into a field that is rich in both data and theories.

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Title: Handbook of Theories of Aging
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1998
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