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Mary Lee Hummert, Jon F. Nussbaum & John M. Wiemann

In: Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood: Interdisciplinary Theory and Research

Chapter 1: Interpersonal Communication and Older Adulthood: An Introduction

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Interpersonal Communication and Older Adulthood: An Introduction
Interpersonal communication and older adulthood: An introduction
MaryLeeHummertJonF.NussbaumJohnM.Wiemann

Social scientists from a variety of academic disciplines have energetically studied the aging process throughout the past two decades. Though many of these researchers have called for interdisciplinary efforts in the study of how individuals age, research that has incorporated diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives remains quite rare. This book features the best current research and theory on interpersonal communication and older adulthood from diverse academic disciplines, with the purpose of attaining a richer understanding of the complex interactive world of older adults. To accomplish this goal, researchers from the fields of communication, cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and medical sociology have contributed chapters discussing cognition, language, and the relational world of elderly ...

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