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Aging and The Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology, 2/e
Jill Quadagno, Florida State University
Theories of Aging
The first practitioners of social gerontology were
The most controversial aspect of disengagement theory was the idea that disengagement was
present in American culture only.
Continuity theory emphasizes that _____ plays a major role in adjustment to aging and that adult development is a continuous process.
_____ theory disappeared from the research agenda until recently. Now as older people have become involved in interest groups, questions have arisen about their group identity.
The first to link processes of development to the status of the aged was
Matilda White Riley.
_____ theory is one of the most influential and enduring gerontological theories
One criticism of age stratification theory is that
it assumes that the withdrawal of the elderly from society is a normal part of aging.
defining structures as relationships among positions ignores power relationships that determine how statuses and roles are allocated.
it often neglects the structural features of social life.
it defines normal aging around a male model.
Feminist theorists criticize research on aging because
researchers have created separate models of aging by relating certain topics to males and others to females.
research that is technically gender neutral is often based on a conceptual model derived from men's experiences.
arguments about how social programs produce inequality emphasize class effects but ignore gender effects.
All of the above.
Which of the following theories is a macro theory of aging?
age stratification theory
All but which one of the following theories focus on individual aging processes?
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