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In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life. Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of sugges

Personality and Problems of Adjustment
Personality and problems of adjustment

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Personality is the organized pattern of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are typical of a person and by which, together with his or her physical attributes, the person is perceived as unique. Like all human characteristics, personality is a product of the interaction between heredity and environment. Innate dispositions, capacities, and temperament combine with the influences of the physical and social environment to ...

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