Women And Positive Aging: An International Perspective

Hardcover | March 10, 2016

byLisa Hollis-sawyer, Amanda Dykema-engbladeEditorLisa Hollis-sawyer

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Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective presents the noted research in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and gender studies, reflecting the increasingly popular and pervasive positive aging issues of women in today's society from different cohorts, backgrounds, and life situations. Each section describes a bridge between the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the theory that is consistent with the scientist-practitioner training model in psychology, including case studies and associated intervention strategies with older women in each chapter. In addition to incorporating current research on aging women's issues, each section provides the reader with background about the topic to give context and perspective. Examines a comprehensive range of issues for aging women Details current research trends Encompasses a holistic model of women's aging Ranges from physical and mental health in response to aging changes, to social relationships and sexuality Presents a "how to put research into practice" section in each chapter Focuses on topical issues that are relevant to women wanting to optimize their life outcomes as they live, on average, longer than ever before

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Women and Positive Aging: An International Perspective presents the noted research in the fields of psychology, gerontology, and gender studies, reflecting the increasingly popular and pervasive positive aging issues of women in today's society from different cohorts, backgrounds, and life situations. Each section describes a bridge be...

Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Master's Gerontology program and Psychology Department at Northeastern Illinois University. She received her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology from The University of Akron and conducted post-doctoral aging-related training at Boston University. Her research interests rang...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124201369

ISBN - 13:9780124201361

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Table of Contents

Chapter I: Gender Differences in Aging and Mental Health Needs

Chapter 2: Women's Resiliency and Psychological Adaptation to Aging

Chapter 3: Self-Acceptance for Aging Women

Chapter 4: Aging Women and Mental Aerobics

Chapter 5: Physical Changes and Self-Perceptions in Women's Aging

Chapter 6: Aging Women and Healthy Longevity

Chapter 7: Importance of Daily Physical Activity for Older Women

Chapter 8: Diversity Among Older Women

Chapter 9: Expansion of Women's Roles in Later Life

Chapter 10: The Important Role of Social Relationships for Aging Women

Chapter 11: Women's Sexuality in Later Life

Chapter 12: Women's Economic Health and Work/Retirement in Later Life

Chapter 13: Breaking Stereotypes of Aging Women

Chapter 14: Civic Engagement and the Power of Older Women

Chapter 15: Public Policies and the Next Steps in the Evolution of Women's Aging