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Being and Becoming Old

1st Edition

Edited by Jon Hendricks


160 pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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

About the Series

Perspectives on Aging and Human Development Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health