1st Edition

Being and Becoming Old

Edited By Jon Hendricks Copyright 1980
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    How does aging affect the interaction between people and their social environment? This intriguing book examines that question from various perspectives, exploring in detail the social and psychological dimensions of the aging process. Drawing on the insights of many disciplines, articles investigate such issues as subjectively evaluated age, facts influencing adjustment, and attitudes, projections, and perceptions of competence.


    PART ONE—SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE AGING PROCESS Intentionality: Toward a Framework for the Study of Adaptation in Adulthood, Marjorie Fiske Lowenthal

    No Exit: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective on Aging, Victor W. Marshall

    Social and Psychological Determinants of Adaptation, Morton A. Lieberman

    PART TWO—HOW DO WE PERCEIVE AGE Transition to Aging and the Self-Image, Kurt W. Back

       The Measurement of Social Age, Charles L. Rose

    "The Ages of Me": Toward Personal and Interpersonal Definitions of Functional Aging, Robert Kastenbaum, Valerie Derbin, Paul Sabatini, and Steven Artt

    The Effect of Perceived Age on Initial Impressions and Normative Role Expectations, Janet H. Lawrence

    PART THREE—PERSONALITY: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY OVER THE LIFE COURSE Ego Functioning in Old Age: Early Adult Life Antecedents, Joseph A. Kuypers

    Patterns of Personality Development in Middle-Aged Women: A Longitudinal Study, Florine B. Livson

    Age Differences in Personality Structure Revisited: Studies in Validity, Stability, and Change, Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Robert R. McCrae


    Jon Hendricks