Aging, the Individual, and Society by Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow

By Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow

Within the coming years, figuring out senior electorate could be extra very important than it really is ever been. Are you prepared? getting older, the person, AND SOCIETY introduces you to gerontology in a compassionate method that is helping you already know them and know the way to paintings with them. it is balanced among educational and sensible discussions, and full of examine instruments. That manner, you are going to ace the category and be prepared for the longer term!

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Ranked in order from most to least common are (1) diseases of the heart, (2) malignant neoplasms (tumor), (3) cerebrovascular disease (stroke), (4) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (5) pneumonia and flu, (6) chronic liver disease, (7) accidents, (8) diabetes, and (9) suicide. Men have higher death rates in all the categories, except diabetes. Decreased birth rate When the birth rate declines, the number of young people decreases in proportion to the number of old people. The birth rate has gradually declined since public record keeping began in the eighteenth century.

Who is still in your life from your youth? Who is new in your life? Who has passed on? What do you imagine a typical day to be like? 3. What is the “Aging Revolution” discussed in the chapter? How are you affected by it? How is our society affected by it? How is the world affected by it? 4. What are the possible positive and negative effects of increased longevity on family life? 5. What is the impact of global aging on health and human services, the world economy, cultural development in developed and developing countries?

A positive stereotype is a generalized belief that categorizes all older people in a favorable light, whereas a negative stereotype categorizes old people in demeaning ways. The extent to which different stereotypes elicit positive versus negative attitudes now has been studied by a number of social scientists (Crockett & Hummert, 1987; Heckhausen, Dixon, & Baltes, 1989; Hummert, 1999; Hummert, Garetka, Shaner, & Strahm, 1994; Linville, 1982). ). She found the most prevalent negative age stereotypes to be “severely impaired” (slow-thinking, incompetent, feeble, incoherent, inarticulate, senile) and “despondent” (depressed, sad, hopeless, afraid, neglected, lonely).

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