GE80A Human Aging CH. 3 Review

GE80A Human Aging CH. 3 Review - Chapter 3 Age norms...

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Chapter 3 Age norms – informal rules that specify age appropriate roles and behavior and in doing so provide a road map for passing through the course of life. Life course approach – human development is influenced by biological processes, psychological, social, historical, and economic factors. Life course framework – approach to the study of aging that emphasizes the interaction of historical events, individual decisions and opportunities, and the effect of early life experiences in determining later life outcomes. Transitions – role changes, from student to worker to parent. Countertransitions – produced by others’ role changes. When you have a child your parents become grandparents. Trajectory – series of transitions. Work trajectory - education, work, retirement. Age stratification: age is one of the bases for regulating social interactions and for ascribing status, the timing of the entry into and exit from social positions has age related consequences and the pattern of biological aging and the sequence of age related roles are
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course GE CLUST 226-270-20 taught by Professor Damron-rodriguez,/effros,r.b./malmgren during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.

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GE80A Human Aging CH. 3 Review - Chapter 3 Age norms...

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