08.28.2008 Psych of Aging

08.28.2008 Psych of Aging - Civil rights 11/4/09 Baby...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/4/09 Psychology of aging 08/28/2008
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11/4/09 Gerontology: study of aging and older adults Geropsychology: specialty area involving assessment an treatment of mental health concerns specific to later life Geriatrics: medical specialty focused on elderly people
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11/4/09 The baby boom Post WWII Married at younger ages Started families at younger ages More children born per family Baby boomers Born between 1946 and 1964 Rapid increase in people being born (> 76 million)
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11/4/09 The baby boom More traditional social climate (1950s and 1960s) Marriage Gender roles Adolescence and young adulthood (60s and 70s) Part of radical transformation in attitudes and roles
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Unformatted text preview: Civil rights 11/4/09 Baby boomers In 2000: middle adults In 2011: will begin to reach 65 In 2030: all will be 65+ 11/4/09 Baby bust Decrease in babies being born Contraception People waiting to start families longer 11/4/09 Advances in life expectancy Prior to mid-1900s Infant and childhood mortality reduced Medical advances Immunizations and antibiotics More recently Gains made in extending life expectancy in later years Medical advances in diagnosis and 11/4/09 How will added years be spent? What will be the effect on medical and care resources? Financial and economic impact? Careers in aging?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course PSY 1357 taught by Professor C.lausberg during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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