Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood: Interdisciplinary Theory and Research
Publication Year: 1994
Subject: Interpersonal Communication
“This book is particularly relevant now as the baby-boomer generation is aging and a greater proportion of the world's population is growing older. Interpersonal communication is clearly the most critical process for promoting social integration and adaptation of older adults within society. Yet understanding of the complex dynamics of interpersonal communication with the elderly is severely limited and the aged are often stigmatized, stereotyped, and isolated. This book will help clarify the role of communication in effective social integration and adaptation of the aged by providing comprehensive and in-depth analyses of relevant research and theory. The book integrates information on the most important issues and contexts influencing interpersonal communication and aging and the individual chapters are written by an excellent group of authors who have ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Interpersonal Communication and Older Adulthood: An Introduction
- Chapter 2: Age-Based Perceptions of Conversational Skills among Younger and Older Adults
- Chapter 3: Age-Related Problems in the Use of Proper Names in Communication
- Chapter 4: The Effects of Alzheimer's Dementia on Language and Communication
- Chapter 5: Presbycusis, Communication, and Older Adults
- Chapter 6: Verbosity in Older Adults
- Chapter 7: Talking Age and Aging Talk: Communicating through the Life Span
- Chapter 8: Stereotypes of the Elderly and Patronizing Speech
- Chapter 9: Frailty, Language, and Elderly Identity: Interpretive and Critical Perspectives on the Aging Subject
- Chapter 10: Friendship in Older Adulthood
- Chapter 11: The Patient's Presentation of Self in an Initial Medical Encounter
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Main entry under title:
Interpersonal communication in older adulthood: Interdisciplinary theory and research / edited by Mary Lee Hummert, John Wiemann, Jon F. Nussbaum.
p. cm—(Sage focus editions: 173)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-8039-5116-7.—ISBN 0-8039-5117-5 (pbk.)
1. Aged—Communication—United States. 2. Interpersonal communication. 3. Aging—Psychological aspects. 4. Old age—Social aspects—United States. I. Hummert, Mary Lee. II. Wiemann, John M. III. Nussbaum, Jon F.
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