Encyclopedia of Gerontology by James E. Birren (Editor-In-Chief)
Call Number: RC952.5 .E58 2007
Publication Date: 2006-11-30
Since the first edition, the research literature on aging continues to expand rapidly, reflecting both the rising interest of the scientific community and also the needs of a growing older population. In the year 1900, persons over 65 years of age were the smallest portion of developed societies. Today they are emerging as the largest. Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which are explored in the context of this encyclopedia. Spans biology, psychology, social science, health science, and humanities. Every article contains a definition paragraph and a glossary of unfamiliar terms.